|Title||The Social Security Debate: Part II|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Du Pont, Pierre S. [Du Pont, Pete; DuPont, Pete] - former Republican Governor of Delaware, currently Policy Chairman of the National Center for Policy Analysis|
2) Goodman, John C. - President of the National Center for Policy Analysis
3) Peterson, Peter G. - Chairman of the Blackstone Group, sometime Secretary of Commerce in the Nixon Administration, author of Will America Grow Up before It Grows Old?: How the Coming Social Security Crisis Threatens You, Your Family, and Your Country
4) Aaron, Henry J. - Senior Fellow in the Economics Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, author of Can America Afford to Grow Old?
5) Eisner, Robert. - William R. Kenan Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Northwestern University; Past President of the American Economic Association
6) Kuttner, Robert. - co-founder and Co-Editor of The American Prospect
7) Marmor, Theodore R. - Professor of Public Policy at the Yale School of Management
|Taped on||Dec 4, 1996 (University of Dallas, Dallas,TX)|
|Broadcast Date||Jan 5, 1997|
|Duration||30 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Our guests nobly resist the temptation to behave like, as Governor du Pont puts it, "a bunch of actuaries arguing about an arcane subject." The result fills in some of the gaps left by the formal debate and gives the audience a splendid overview of this crucial topic. Mr. du Pont: "We could all agree in this country that there should be higher education for every American. But nobody thinks that that ought to be confined to a set of government universities. We have government universities; we also have private universities; and you as an individual are free to choose either one. I think the same paradigm is here. Why are we trying to put bells and whistles and strings and glue and Band-Aids on a system in which we insist everyone remain when there's an opportunity to have a mixed system so that a lot of people could do a lot better?" Mr. Kuttner: "... That is what we have. We have Social Security, but then we've got private pension plans, 401Ks, 203Bs, IRAs, Keoghs, and individual mutual funds. And it's the individual-mutual-fund sector that's growing the fastest."|
|Subject Heading(s)||Social security -- United States.|
Retirement income -- United States.
Individual retirement accounts -- United States.
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