Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Public Pension Problem - Call It Default

Sooner or later, it all comes down to "default"--

Jenkins: None Dare Call It Default - WSJ.com: "According to economists Robert Novy-Marx and Josh Rauh, state and local taxes would have to increase by $1,385 per household immediately to make good the pension promises to state and local workers, including firefighters and cops. That's not going to happen given all the other demands on taxpayers. Default, in this case, is the proper word for cities and states using bankruptcy to repudiate their pension obligations."


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