Sharp Pencils vs. Sharp Politics: The 2015 Social Security Trustees Report

The long run balance of the U.S. Social Security system has improved, but almost all of the improvement comes from improved methods and data. ┬áThat’s the sharp pencil part, explained in Section IV.B.6, pages 74-79, of the recently released 2015 Social Security Trustees Report. ┬áPut another way, Social Security is in better shape than we thought last year not because

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