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1998

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Privatization Of Social Security: Misguided Reform, Kathryn L. Moore Apr 1998

Privatization Of Social Security: Misguided Reform, Kathryn L. Moore

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This article begins by briefly describing the social security program. It then discusses the reasons for social security's widespread popularity and its impending funding crisis. The article goes on to briefly describe some of the pending privatization proposals. The article concludes by discussing the practical and theoretical problems with privatizing social security. Specifically, it describes the investment risk participants face under a privatized system and the transition problems created by converting to such a system. Finally, this article explains why the privatization proposals promote misguided paternalism and misconceive the role social security should play in our national retirement system.


Redistribution Under A Partially Privatized Social Security System, Kathryn L. Moore Jan 1998

Redistribution Under A Partially Privatized Social Security System, Kathryn L. Moore

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Once viewed as a radical recommendation, proposals to privatize Social Security abound. Moreover, proposals to privatize partially Social Security are beginning to receive serious consideration. Accordingly, this Article will address the likely effect of partial privatization on Social Security's ability to redistribute income. For the purposes of this Article, privatization will refer to proposals that involve individuals directing their own pre-funded individual accounts and bearing the risk of investing in the private market and not to proposals that involve the federal government investing in the private market and bearing the risk. This Article will treat proposals that "add" a ...


Salvaging A Safety Net: Modifying The Bar To Supplemental Security Income For Legal Aliens, Lanelle K. Polen Jan 1998

Salvaging A Safety Net: Modifying The Bar To Supplemental Security Income For Legal Aliens, Lanelle K. Polen

Washington University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Erisa's Curious Coverage, Peter J. Wiedenbeck Jan 1998

Erisa's Curious Coverage, Peter J. Wiedenbeck

Washington University Law Review

The regulation of employee benefits entails a delicate balance—measures intended to improve the quality of health insurance or retirement programs, if taken too far, deter some employers from providing such benefits at all. Because the availability of benefits depends on employer decisionmaking, ERISA necessarily incorporates cost containment and the preservation of employer flexibility. This article examines the fit between ERISA’s policy goals and existing interpretations of ERISA's reach. It shows that although the statute's anti-abuse and protective policies have been influential in defining the scope and extent of benefit plan regulation, neither is pursued with single-minded ...


Pensions And Productivity, Stuart Dorsey, Christopher Mark. Cornwell, David A. Macpherson Jan 1998

Pensions And Productivity, Stuart Dorsey, Christopher Mark. Cornwell, David A. Macpherson

Upjohn Press

Employers typically view their investment in pension plans as a means of providing retirement income for their workers. Economists, on the other hand, view pension programs as a way to increase workplace productivity. Dorsey, Cornwell and Macpherson explore the theoretical and empirical basis for this perspective and, in the process, offer a complete and up-to-date discussion on the productivity theory of pensions.


The Invisible Man: A Call To Empower Individual Participants And Beneficiaries Against Fiduciary Breachers In Erisa Plans, 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 553 (1998), Andrea Koutoulogenis Jan 1998

The Invisible Man: A Call To Empower Individual Participants And Beneficiaries Against Fiduciary Breachers In Erisa Plans, 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 553 (1998), Andrea Koutoulogenis

The John Marshall Law Review

No abstract provided.


Contracts Clause, Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Department: B.O.C.E.S. For Sole Supervisory District Of Rockland County V. State Of New York Jan 1998

Contracts Clause, Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Department: B.O.C.E.S. For Sole Supervisory District Of Rockland County V. State Of New York

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Filling The Regulatory Void After Erisa: The Third Circuit's Employer First Rule In Coordination Of Benefits, Aileen A. Dowd Jan 1998

Filling The Regulatory Void After Erisa: The Third Circuit's Employer First Rule In Coordination Of Benefits, Aileen A. Dowd

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Ockham's Scalpel: A Return To A Reasonableness Standard, Ellen Wertheimer Jan 1998

Ockham's Scalpel: A Return To A Reasonableness Standard, Ellen Wertheimer

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Regulating The Managed Care Revolution: Private Accreditation And A New System Ethos, Barry R. Furrow Jan 1998

Regulating The Managed Care Revolution: Private Accreditation And A New System Ethos, Barry R. Furrow

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Hmo Liability For The Medical Negligence Of Member Physicians, Domenick C. Dicicco Jr. Jan 1998

Hmo Liability For The Medical Negligence Of Member Physicians, Domenick C. Dicicco Jr.

Villanova Law Review

No abstract provided.


Tapping Rainy Day Funds For The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Downsizing, Paternalism, And The Internal Revenue Code, Edward J. Gac, Wayne M. Gazur Jan 1998

Tapping Rainy Day Funds For The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Downsizing, Paternalism, And The Internal Revenue Code, Edward J. Gac, Wayne M. Gazur

Articles

No abstract provided.