Category Archives: Pensions

Pensions depend on endless population growth to support the old folks at the top of the pyramid

Pensions face bankruptcy in the future

2016-4-10. US faces disastrous $3.4 trillion pension funding hole. Collective deficit of retirement plans is three times larger than official figures. Financial Times. The US public pension system has developed a $3.4 trillion funding hole that will pile pressure on … Continue reading

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Why Banks and Wall St will go broke if interest rates ever go up

Dumb Money Day 1 by Charles Marohn, Strong Towns   Jun 10, 2013 This week I want to write about one very technical finance subject and the implications for the housing market and, by extension, for cities and the great reset … Continue reading

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How Companies Plunder and Profit From the Nest Eggs of American Work

Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit From the Nest Eggs of American Workers By Ellen E. Schultz    Portfolio/Penguin 2011 216 pages, in hardcover and paperback August 20, 2012. UE News – Summer 2012 issue We already knew that employers … Continue reading

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Pensions of millions of Americans Threatened

Thought Secure, Pooled Pensions Teeter and Fall 12 April 2014  Mary Williams Walsh  New York Times The pensions of millions of Americans are being threatened because of trouble in a part of the retirement world long considered so safe that … Continue reading

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