June 23, 2015. James Parrott testified at a New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor on the establishment of a New York City Retirement Security Board. The case for a retirement security fund and program for private-sector workers can be summed up as follows: New York City’s population is aging, many private sector workers do not have employer-provided retirement coverage, and our tax system rewards those who have employer-provided retirement coverage but does relatively little to help … (read more)
August 9, 2012. An op ed by Dr. Brent Kramer and Dr. Susan Birns from the Berkshire Eagle. Kramer is an adjunct assistant professor of economics at the City University of New York and a research associate at FPI. Birns is professor of Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work at MCLA and board president of the Elizabeth Freeman Center.… (read more)
July 18, 2008. Over 110 economists from throughout New York state say the Lazio tax cut proposals are economically and socially irresponsible, jeopardizing Social Security and Medicare. Full statement, followed by a list of the economists endorsing it.
Several weeks ago, eight Nobel laureates and over 300 other economists issued a public statement opposing the large-scale tax cuts that are the centerpiece of presidential candidate George W. Bush’s economic proposals.
We, the undersigned, as economists who live and/or work in … (read more)
March 23, 2005. News from the Fiscal Policy Institute:
More than one million elderly New Yorkers depend on Social Security for at least half their income and 571,000 depend on Social Security for more than 90% of their income, according to a new study released today by the Fiscal Policy Institute and the Economic Policy Institute. The study, Social Security and the Income of the Elderly, co-authored by Michael Ettlinger, director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) … (read more)
September 20, 2002. A new report from the Institute for America’s Future estimates that workers and retirees in New York lost $10.78 billion in 401(k) assets in 2001. This report also assesses recent congressional action on retirement security issues. FPI co-released the report in New York.… (read more)
September 27, 2000. Despite widespread public perception that Social Security is only for seniors, 253,000 young people in New York receive monthly benefits through the Social Security disability and survivors insurance programs. A new report, Young Social Security Beneficiaries in New York, discusses the impact that Social Security privatization would have on this vulnerable population. Press release below.
Social Security, America’s Most Important Safety Net Program, Protects 253,000 New Yorkers Under Age 40
These and other recipients of Disability … (read more)