social security

Slim chance of Social Security expansion

Expanding Social Security benefits will become a campaign issue for two simple reasons: older people tend to vote, and voters like politicians who are profligate with other peoples’ money. Now that Sen. Warren has opened the…

Common Cents Blog

Common Cents for September 28th 2012

If you read the news enough, you could conclude the world increasingly doesn’t understand the very basic risk/reward paradigm. Essentially, the amount of reward you receive is commensurate with the amount of risk you take. To…