Kaplan’s Top Ten Myths of Social Security now available via SSRN

From The Elder Law Prof Blog and Kim Dayton comes a link to Dick Kaplan’s Top Ten Myths of Social Security:

(1) there is a trust fund,
(2) Social Security does not increase the federal budget deficit,
(3) retirees are only recovering their own money,
(4) Social Security will not be there when one retires,
(5) retirement benefits are proportional to one’s lifetime earnings,
(6) Social Security favors two-income married couples,
(7) Social Security favors long-lived marriages,
(8) one could do better investing directly,
(9) working after retirement makes financial sense, and;
(10) retirement benefits are taxed more heavily than other pension payments.

The full paper (from SSRN) is available here.

Thanks Kim!

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