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Immigration, Social Security, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Heritage

by Amity Shlaes
April 20, 2010

This week’s column (posted tomorrow) tries out the idea of a new Social Security reform that includes both rejiggering Social Security benefits formula and skilled immigrants. For detail in depth about Social Security, two go-to places are Bill Beach’s Center for Data Analysis at Heritage, and Jagadeesh Gokhale’s new book, Social Security. You or I may not come out where Jagadeesh does. He says the future is even darker than the Social Security actuaries suggest. Still these are topics we all need to revisit during the upcoming tax debate, not after.

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