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Costs Must Be Weighed Against Benefits Dec. 09, 2020

Walter E. Williams

One of the first lessons in an economics class is every action has a cost. That is in stark contrast... Read More

Misplaced Gripes About Letters From Social Security Dec. 02, 2020

Social Security and You

I've pointed out many times how people are quick to gripe about the government in general and the se... Read More

Why Me? Ask the Social Security Administration for Help Nov. 25, 2020

Social Security and You

Let me ask a question. If your furnace stopped working on the coldest day of the year, would you sen... Read More

'I'll Tell You What's Wrong With Social Security!' Nov. 18, 2020

Social Security and You

Every single day, more than a few of the emails I get from readers start out with this (or a similar... Read More

Veterans' Small Business Week: Veterans Deserve More Than Just Honor Nov. 05, 2020

At Work

"Three thousand miles from home, an American army is fighting for you. Everything you hold worthwhil... Read More

Social Security and Women Nov. 04, 2020

Social Security and You

I really don't have any way of knowing this, but I'm guessing the majority of my readers are women. ... Read More

Mom and Pop Businesses and Social Security Oct. 28, 2020

Social Security and You

More than a few husbands and wives are involved in some kind of mom and pop business. And over the y... Read More

Less for Others and More for Me Oct. 21, 2020

Social Security and You

I get hundreds of letters from my readers every week. And from them, I can glean a lot of insight in... Read More

Paper Social Security Checks Still Out There Oct. 07, 2020

Social Security and You

President Donald Trump's ongoing battle with the U.S. Postal Service and its funding has a small fra... Read More

Trump and the Future of Social Security Sep. 23, 2020

Social Security and You

My inbox has been inundated with emails from worried senior citizens who tell me they have heard tha... Read More

When in Doubt, File a Claim Sep. 09, 2020

Social Security and You

I'm going to start this column at the bottom! Or, rather, with the bottom-line message I want to del... Read More

Internet Lies About Social Security Never Go Away Sep. 02, 2020

Social Security and You

There are so many Social Security-bashing screeds floating around on the internet. Some are full of ... Read More

The Windfall Elimination Provision Should NOT Be Repealed Aug. 26, 2020

Social Security and You

My inbox has been flooded with emails from retired or soon-to-be retired public employees who don't ... Read More

Benefits for Grandchildren -- Don't Count On It! Aug. 19, 2020

Social Security and You

One of the joys of growing older is the opportunity to play Grandma or Grandpa. My wife and I have f... Read More

Assessing Unemployment Insurance, Incentives and Economic Activity Jul. 30, 2020

Veronique de Rugy

Earlier this year, the U.S. government passed the largest piece of stimulus legislation in our natio... Read More

Social Security Rules (Not Reps) Confuse Readers Jul. 29, 2020

Social Security and You

Anyone who has read my column for any length of time knows that I have occasionally been critical of... Read More

The COVID-19 Virus and Social Security Jul. 22, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: I keep hearing all this talk about how the COVID-19 virus is going to reduce future Social Securi... Read More

Federal Employees and Social Security Jul. 15, 2020

Social Security and You

Q. I am a retired federal employee. I retired when I was 58. I started getting my federal retirement... Read More

Mixing Apples, Oranges and Kumquats Jul. 08, 2020

Social Security and You

Q: In a recent column, you said that someone's Social Security check might go down if they are still... Read More

Quick and Dirty Answers Lead to Confusion Jun. 24, 2020

Social Security and You

As regular readers of this column know, every once in a while, I try to squeeze as many questions an... Read More