Social Security Reform Conference03/21/96
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 MagazineModerator:
- Charles R. Eisendrath, Director, Michigan Journalism FellowsThe 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?Sponsors:
- 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.