The No Economist/Policy Analyst Left Behind Test for Social Security
Publication Date: November 2004
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Author(s): Dean Baker
Keywords: Stock market; Corporate earnings; Inflation
Coverage: United States
This short piece questions one of the basic premises of the Council of Economic Advisors' support for privatizing Social Security: that stock returns will average 6.5 percent annually over the next seventy-five years.