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What Is Fiscal Responsibility? Long-Term Deficits, Generational Accounting, And Capital Budgeting, Neil H. Buchanan Apr 2004

What Is Fiscal Responsibility? Long-Term Deficits, Generational Accounting, And Capital Budgeting, Neil H. Buchanan

Rutgers Law School (Newark) Faculty Papers

This article assesses three basic approaches to assessing the future effects of the government’s fiscal policies: traditional measures of the deficit, measures associated with Generational Accounting, and measures derived from applying Capital Budgeting to the federal accounts. I conclude that Capital Budgeting is the best of the three approaches and that Generational Accounting is the least helpful. Acknowledging that there might be some value in learning what we can from a variety of approaches to analyzing fiscal policy, I nevertheless conclude that Generational Accounting is actually a misleading or--at best--empty measure of future fiscal developments. The best approach to ...


Lessons From The French Funding Debate, Kathryn L. Moore Jan 2004

Lessons From The French Funding Debate, Kathryn L. Moore

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

The French retirement system, like the American social security system, is facing long-term funding difficulties. As a result, the French are debating whether to expand the role of pre-funded retirement plans. The economic arguments presented in this debate are virtually identical to the economic arguments presented in the American debate on whether the American social security system should be partially privatized.

The French and American debates, however, diverge once history and ideology are considered. The French have a history of failed funded pensions in contrast to the United States where the failure of prominent underfunded pension led to the enactment ...


Hope We Die Before We Get Old: The Attack On Retirement, Patricia E. Dilley Jan 2004

Hope We Die Before We Get Old: The Attack On Retirement, Patricia E. Dilley

UF Law Faculty Publications

The American institution of retirement has sustained numerous attacks over the last twenty years, to the extent that it may cease to exist by the time most of today's workers reach their midsixties. Professor Patricia Dilley describes how all of the components of the "three-legged stool" that represents private pensions, personal savings, and Social Security, have declined so significantly in recent years that the combination may not be able to provide support for the elderly in the future, particularly those retired seniors who are in the lower and middle classes. Changes in employment policies, the markets for retirement savings ...


Retirement Security Through Asset Protection: An Evolution Of Wealth, Privilege, And Policy, John K. Eason Jan 2004

Retirement Security Through Asset Protection: An Evolution Of Wealth, Privilege, And Policy, John K. Eason

Faculty Scholarship

This article examines post-1974 progressions in congressional and judicial thinking about asset protection as it relates specifically to the attainment of federal retirement policy goals. The article first considers the link between historical trust protections and modern federal retirement policy. That analysis reveals a more recent trend towards defining the scope of retirement plan asset protection by reference to statutory rules that grant favorable treatment to certain retirement savings devices. Those rules provide an incentive for funding future retirement through current savings. This article explains how, and why, asset protection could be similarly tailored to foster retirement income security goals ...


The Unfortunate Life And Merciful Death Of The Avoidance Powers Under Section 103 Of The Durbin-Delahunt Bill: What Were They Thinking?, Steven L. Harris, Charles W. Mooney Jr. Jan 2004

The Unfortunate Life And Merciful Death Of The Avoidance Powers Under Section 103 Of The Durbin-Delahunt Bill: What Were They Thinking?, Steven L. Harris, Charles W. Mooney Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Employees, Pensions, And Governance In Chapter 11, David A. Skeel Jr. Jan 2004

Employees, Pensions, And Governance In Chapter 11, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.