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Revamping the Retirement System

The following is written testimony delivered to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Economic Policy on April 5, 2017.

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Can Michigan Be a Model for Pension Reform?

Momentum is gathering in the Wolverine State to replace its defined-benefit pension systems with 401(k) style plans.

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A Retirement System That Works for Workers

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.

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Labor Department Modernizes Retirement Rules

Democrats take the lead on efforts to create a post-blue retirement model.

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California Court: Constitution Is Not a Suicide Pact

With enough diligence, care, and good luck, the Golden State may be able to avert a genuine crisis.

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Is Tech Going to Save America’s Bacon Yet Again?

Telemedicine is taking off. It could be the key to solving several of America’s most pressing challenges.

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Barack Obama and Jerry Brown Get It Right on Zoning

Unfortunately, they don’t take their logic far enough.

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Toward a Post-Blue Retirement Model

Blue states are experimenting with new ways to make retirement secure in the 21st century. Red states should build on these ideas.

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The Twenty-First Century Retirement Model Is Coming into Focus

The American people are still caught in the transition between two different retirement systems. That needs to change, and it will.

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Crude Economics

The decision to extend production cuts was as predictable as it was desperate.

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The Manchester leaks are the product of a dangerously arrogant and unaccountable intelligence community.

Better Late Than Never

More, please.


The share of people who benefit from the stock market should be widening, not contracting.

Market Failure

The EU’s ailing Emissions Trading System is looking more useless than ever before.

Settled Science

Our worst-case climate scenarios are relying on outdated, incorrect coal data.

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