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The Great Retirement Threat

Too many of America’s public pensions are dangerously underfunded due to over-promised payouts vs contributions and poor fund performance. And corporate pension funds are in the hole a collective -$50

By Adam Taggart on Friday November 20th, 2020
Economy 51Public Content

David Collum: Pandemonium

The only thing nearly as enlightening as reading David Collum’s epic Year In Review is listening to him and Chris Martenson riff about its highlights. Strap in, grab some eggnog,

By David Collum on Thursday December 26th, 2019
Economy 13Public Content

The Great Retirement Con

40 years ago, a grand experiment was embarked upon. One that promised US workers: using new 'defined contribution' retirement savings vehicles such as IRAs and 401k,, they'd be better off

By Adam Taggart on Saturday November 18th, 2017
Economy 38Premium

The Pension Time Bomb

Among the many losers picked by the Fed (in favor of rewarding a very tiny and wealthy minority), perhaps the greatest victims are pensions. Pensions have to make a couple

By Chris Martenson on Monday August 29th, 2016
Economy, Energy, Health 61Public Content

Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can’t Afford the Future

The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it

By Adam Taggart on Tuesday March 12th, 2013
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