Will the Elderly Poor Fare Better Under Pensions Means Tests?

I ended my last post suggesting that it is absurd to provide pensions that are not subject to means tests because this involves taxing people of working age more heavily in order to add unnecessarily to the incomes of wealthy retirees. This raised the question of whether the elderly poor are likely to fare . . . → Read More: Will the Elderly Poor Fare Better Under Pensions Means Tests?

Economic Events on September 30, 2010

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 459,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 6,000 less than last week’s higher than expected number.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the final GDP report for the second quarter of 2010 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on September 30, 2010