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Bargaining For Love

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by LPH, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. LPH

    LPH Flight Director Flight Instructor

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    Bargaining for a Child’s Love suggests ideals of privatized retirement plans are too rosy and disregard reality. For example, the author provides a story summarizing a 1904 New Jersey court case.

    Keep reading the full opinion piece.
  2. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Yes, that's one view of privatized retirement. It's a noble effort to appeal to guilt in order to change choices available to other people.

    At the same time, I worked with people as they arranged wills, insurance, trusts, etc. and also made gifts to social welfare programs. These were privately arranged plans without relying on public funding.

    In both cases, one public policy does not solve the problems described in the NYT, but one policy as implied by that writer could restrict what some people can do with their assets.

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