September 2, 2016

This Week in Pensions: September 2nd, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do each week, we have gathered the top stories about pensions and retirement security. This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure …

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August 31, 2016

The Decline of Pensions is Bad for Low-Income Workers

If you are a regular reader of Defined Benefit, then you already know that we don’t care for defined contribution plans like 401(k)s that have many failings when compared to traditional pensions. One of these failings is that they provide …

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August 25, 2016

Does Oklahoma’s Revenue Crisis Threaten Pensions?

Last month on the blog, we talked about Kansas and how harmful right-wing tax policy there had ruined the state’s budget and threatened public pensions and other critical state services. A similar situation is happening in Oklahoma. Just like in …

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August 23, 2016

Chile and the Failure of a Privatized Pension System

In 1981, during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet, Chile radically reformed its pension system. It changed from a traditional public pension system to a system of mandatory individual retirement accounts. These accounts are privately managed by firms selected by …

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August 19, 2016

This Week in Pensions: August 19th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do each week, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the …

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August 18, 2016

How to Reduce Houston’s Pension Liabilities

Last week the Kinder Institute at Rice University released a report examining the causes of the growth in Houston’s unfunded pension liabilities. The report also proposed several possible changes to reduce the unfunded liability. The report focuses on the combination …

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