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Why Does the Federal Government Subsidize Retirement? December 6, 2012

Posted by David Bookstaber in Retirement.

Since the federal government is, however briefly, about to address its massive liabilities it’s worth re-reading past posts on the entitlement systems that drive a majority of those liabilities and our inability to meet them.

John Goodman surveys the question in a recent essay, concluding, “any reform of the system should give people better incentives to work and pay taxes rather than encouraging them not to work.”


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