Economy

Issue Brief

Biggest COLA Since 1982 (Just Barely)

Earlier this week the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for next year (2022) would be 5.9 percent.  That’s slightly more than the

Issue Brief

Has the Baby Boom Gone Bust?

Introduction

The annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports make numerous economic and demographic assumptions to project the long-term financial status of

Blog Post

The Arrhythmia of Federal Finances

September 22, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, Tori Gorman and I discussed balance sheets, risk, and the “arrhythmia of finance'' with Peter Fisher, Senior Fellow at the Center for Business, Government

Blog Post

Doubling Down on a Trojan Horse

September 17, 2021

Despite a pending government shutdown and looming debt default, this week federal lawmakers in Washington were hyper-focused on the House reconciliation legislation, the second installmen

Blog Post

Debt Limit DEFCON 2

September 10, 2021

The United States Armed Forces uses an alert system called the “defense readiness condition” (DEFCON) to describe different levels of readiness, or states of alert, for military personnel