The Social Security retirement age: Who’s really living longer?

From Washington Policy Watch: In 1983, the so-called "Reagan Reforms" made some big changes to Social Security including eliminating the survivors benefits for college students, boosting the payroll tax, and raising the retirement age from 65 to 67.  As a result, anyone born after 1960 must now wait until age 67 to receive their full …

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There’s nothing ‘courageous’ about raising the Social Security retirement age

Via Ezra Klein at the Washington Post: In an interview with Dylan Matthews, Nobel laureate economist and Social Security expert Peter Diamond  unloads on those who think the simplest and fairest way to “fix” Social Security is to raise the retirement age, which would particularly hurt seniors who retire early at age 62. What do …

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Ezra Klein on Social Security: 8 facts and 3 thoughts

From Ezra Klein at the Washington Post: Earlier, I criticized Alan Simpson for not knowing — and, more to the point, being actively hostile to — accurate demographic data about Social Security, but perhaps it’d be more useful to run through some of the numbers I find it helpful to keep in mind while writing …

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