Monday, November 11, 2013

NETHERLANDS - Do They Have a Pension Problem Solution?

"Do the Dutch have the pension problem solved?" PBS Newshour 11/10/2013


SUMMARY:  As cities and states across the U.S. grapple with their pension programs, we travel to one country -- The Netherlands -- that seems to have its pension problem solved.  Ninety percent of Dutch workers get pensions, and retirees can expect roughly 70% of their working income paid to them for the rest of their lives.

"Justin Fox on “why retirement risks are best sharedPBS Newshour 11/10/2013


SUMMARY:  Justin Fox, the Executive Editor of the Harvard Business Review Group and author of "The Myth of the Rational Market" has studied the Dutch pension system extensively.  He discusses what aspects of the system -- mandatory savings -- annuitized payments -- national pools -- might work in the U. S.

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