Social Security Reform Conference


Is the System - or Media Coverage - Going Bust?
Thursday, April 4, 1 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

University of Michigan Business School, Hale Auditorium
701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
Reception: Assembly Hall, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
INFO: (313) 764-0529

- Edward M. Gramlich, Ph.D., U of M, Dean, School of Public Policy; Chair,
  Quadrennial Advisory Council on Social Security.
- Thomas W. Jones, CPA, Vice Chairman and President, TIAA-CREF; Deupty
  Chairman, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- Sylvester J. Schieber, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, The Wyatt
  Company, Research and Information Center, Washington, D.C. Member,
  Quadrennial Advisory Coucil on Social Security.
- Joel B. Slemrod, Ph.D., U of M, Professor of Business Economics, Director
  of the Office of Tax Policy Research.
- Miles Benson, Washington Correspondent, Newhouse News Service
- Christopher Georges, Washington Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
- Robert Rosenblatt, Washington Correspondent, Los Angeles Times
- Eric Schurenberg, Assistant Managing Editor, Money Magazine
- Charles R. Eisendrath, Director, Michigan Journalism Fellows
The Issues:
- How to stop Social Security from going broke?
- Raise Social Security taxes or cut benefits?
- Continue investing in Treasury securities earning less than 3%, or plunge
  into the stock market?
- Maintain the existing pay-as-you-go system, or create personal accounts
  similar to 401(k) plans?
- How to maintain fairness and equity for low-wage workers, older workers
  nearing retirement, and younger workers?
- How does news media coverage affect reform?
- University of Michigan Business School.
- Michigan Journalism Fellows.
- Dept. of Communication Studies, Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of
  Journalistic Performance.
- The Office of University Relations.