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Why We Need to Expand Social Security, Not Cut It | The Nation

April 11, 2013

In a sensible proposal released by the New America Foundation, Michael Lind, Steven Hill, Robert Hiltonsmith and Joshua Freedman call for adding a supplement to Social Security that would guarantee all retirees about 60 percent of their average wage in ...

Expanded Social Security

  • By
  • Michael Lind,
  • Joshua Freedman,
  • Steven Hill,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Robert Hiltonsmith, Demos
April 3, 2013

Executive Summary
The conventional wisdom about Social Security is profoundly misguided. According to today’s mistaken consensus, the U.S. as a society cannot afford to allocate the money to pay for the present level of Social Security benefits for retirees in future generations. The solution, it is widely argued, is to cut benefits – either directly by means-testing or indirectly by raising the retirement age or allowing inflation to erode their real value over time. In this narrative, tax-favored private savings vehicles like 401(k)s and IRAs should be expanded in order to compensate for the allegedly necessary cuts in Social Security.

Op-Independent: What's Wrong With European Socialism? | Wicked Local

February 4, 2012

Steven Hill, who heads the political reform program at the New America Foundation, a liberal Washington think tank, has just published a book: Europe's Promise. Why the European Way is the Best Hope in an Insecure Future, in which he blames the media ...

Secure Retirement for All Americans

  • By
  • Steven Hill,
  • New America Foundation
August 16, 2010

For more and more Americans, the dream of a secure retirement has become increasingly threatened. The Great Recession has taken its toll on a retirement system which has been in place in the United States since WWII. Retirement was conceived as a "three-legged stool," with the three legs being Social Security, pensions and personal savings centered around homeownership.

Term Limits Would Promote Balance on Court

  • By
  • Steven Hill,
  • New America Foundation
May 25, 2010 |

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to the court will kick off the usual bloodletting across the partisan divide. At 50 years of age, Kagan would be the youngest justice and, since justices are appointed for life, she easily could serve for three decades.

Instant Runoff: An Option for Political Reform | Capitol Weekly

May 20, 2010

At a recent meeting in Oakland sponsored by The New America Foundation, the topic of How to Campaign using IRV or Ranked Choice Voting was debated. ...

For more information on IRV or Ranked Choice voting refer to “Fixing elections” by Steven Hill, the New America Foundation.

Building a Balanced Supreme Court

  • By
  • Steven Hill,
  • New America Foundation
May 17, 2010 |

Oftentimes, American-style partisanship results in Republicans and Democrats fighting like two mindless gamecocks in the ring. Well, take your seats, because nothing brings out this combative behavior more than a Supreme Court nomination.

President Obama's nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court will kick off the usual bloodletting across the partisan divide. At 50 years of age, Kagan would be the youngest justice and, since justices are appointed for life, she easily could serve for more than three decades.

Greek Crisis Leads to Positive Steps

  • By
  • Steven Hill,
  • New America Foundation
May 14, 2010 |

Contrary to what the doomsayers have been saying, Greece's debt crisis may turn out to be one of the best things to happen to the European Union.

While the situation has been messy, it also has signaled a badly needed wake-up call to Europe about a flaw at the heart of its monetary union. That in turn has resulted in a move toward reforms that have the potential to lead to sensible financial regulation and transparency, as well as to strengthen Europe's union. These reforms include:

Europe's Blame Game | Forbes

May 11, 2010

Steven Hill, author of Europe's Promise, has said Europe's "social capitalist policies represent best practices in handling most of the challenges modern ...

Author Steven Hill: Health Is More Than Just Healthcare | KALW News

April 29, 2010

Steven Hill is the director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation, and he’s author of “Europe’s Promise: Why the European Way is the Best Hope for an Insecure Age.” He found that across most of the continent, European healthcare costs are lower and coverage more comprehensive than in the United States.

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