Calpers’ Simple Solution to Pension Crisis: Pay Us More
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  • Andrew Allison

    “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money”

  • LivingRock

    So I’ve got a friend that’s a benefit coordinator for a company that employs hundreds of people. She’s always looking for better ways to provide benefits. Obviously this means providing benefits the employment market desires to attract and keep valuable employees, but it also means doing this as efficiently as possible so the company can afford it. She said if she ever walked into a meeting and said “we’re going to charge more, and/or we’re going to provide less” she’d be laughed out of the room. It’s the structure and the delivery method of benefits that require concise forward looking management and creativity to keep the benefits programs viable.

  • Jim Luebke

    OK, what do you mean by “services”?

    Do you mean police, fire, efficient schools?

    Because if you mean the sort of giveaway programs that gave Modesto’s Stanislaus County the nickname “Santa Claus County”, it’s not clear how denying money to people who worked for it for the sake of giving it to people who didn’t counts as “justice”.

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