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Category: Letters to the Editor

  • Letters to the EditorApril 18, 2017

    Letter to the Editor: Pensions & Investments

    Robert Pozen’s recent opinion piece sounds good in theory, but in practice it’s not likely to help some 60 million Americans who lack access to a retirement plan at work. Pozen urges Congress to repeal the new pragmatic programs that state policymakers carefully crafted to help Americans who will be at risk in retirement. Similar […]

  • Letters to the EditorApril 12, 2017

    Letter to the Editor: Washington Post

    Unlike the incorrect assertion in Charles Lane’s opinion piece, data indicate that the large majority of teachers make a career commitment to preparing America’s children for the future. New research also finds that Americans agree that teachers deserve their compensation, including their pension. Pensions help retain experienced teachers, and that experience is a key factor […]

  • Letters to the EditorJuly 21, 2016

    Letter to the Editor: Wall Street Journal

    The July 17, 2016, commentary by Ed Bachrach on public pensions seems to miss important facts. First, following the global financial crisis every state acted, without federal intervention, to make meaningful changes to defined benefit pensions covering public employees. A large majority of states increased employees’ contributions and adjusted future benefits for workers and retirees […]