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- Beacon Press 2016; US$ 15.00
Why Social Security is not only sustainable but should be substantially expanded Social Security is bankrupting us. It?s outdated. It?s a Ponzi scheme. It?s stealing from young people. These are some of the biggest lies about one of the most popular and successful programs in our nation?s history. Three-quarters of Americans depend heavily on Social... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 5.00
Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit and gross debt of general government. The paper argues that in several EU members, the financial imbalance of social security institutions... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 5.00
This paper briefly describes the factors constraining the social protection policies in the Baltics, Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union (BRO). The analysis considers public spending in social programs, including generalized subsidies for goods and consumer services, pensions, unemployment-related and social benefits, and education... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 5.00
Analysts agree that raising national saving is one of the key objectives of social security reform in the United States. Hence, to judge the merits of proposals requires a comparison of saving responses. The paper outlines the difficulties involved in making those comparisons, which arise from the unsustainability of the current social security system... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2011; US$ 4.00
'Wising Up to the Costs of Aging' looks at how falling fertility and rising life expectancy have combined to threaten the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young. In our lead article, Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason say that while population aging in rich industrial countries... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2006; US$ 5.00
The Economics of Demographics provides a detailed look at how the biggest demographic upheaval in history is affecting global development. The issue explores demographic change and the effects of population aging from a variety of angles, including pensions, health care, financial markets, and migration, and looks specifically at the impact in Europe... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 7.50
Sweden's economy in the early 1990s has been characterized by a deep recession, high unemployment, a ballooning public sector budgete deficit, and a decline in the value of the currency- developments that have raised questions about the country's capacity to sustain its comprehensive welfare state. This study provides an analysis of recent economic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 185.00
This reader brings together key contributions from many of the leading scholars in the field, offering students an informed overview of the most significant work in security studies. The editors chart the development of the key theoretical and empirical debates in security studies in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods, introducing the ideas... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1967; US$ 67.50
In his forward to this book, Marquis Childs, author of the classic work Sweden: The Middle Way, comments: There has been a great deal of emotional writing about the effort of the labor government in Stockholm to regulate capitalism and provide a decent s more...
- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99
Population aging will affect the performance of pension funds and financial markets in the former transition economies and require determined policy actions to complete financial market development and to promote financial literacy through education. more...