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Glenn Loury (Watson Institute for International and Public AffairsBrown University) and Laurence Kotlikoff (Boston University, kotlikoff.net)

On The Glenn Show, Larry explains his grave concerns about Social Security, which he calls a “bipartisan Ponzi scheme.” They dig deeper into Larry’s “astounding” numbers, and Glenn wonders why Paul Krugman isn’t on board. Larry sketches a progressive, fully-funded alternative to Social Security, but Glenn thinks it’s never going to happen.

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The Glenn Show | Apr 26, 2014 | Glenn Loury & Laurence Kotlikoff

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