Andrew G. Biggs

Andrew G. Biggs is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a former principal deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration.

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Politics & Policy

Entitlement Apocalypse

Our long-term budget challenge can be summarized in one word: entitlements. Without Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, the budget would be roughly in balance over the coming decades. But with ...

Waste and Fraud

I also watched the Crist-Rubio debate and came out impressed by Rubio (I’d not paid much attention prior to this). One topic stood out for me: Rubio said that on ...
Politics & Policy

Entitlement Apocalypse

Our long-term budget challenge can be summarized in one word: entitlements. Without Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, the budget would be roughly in balance over the coming decades. But with ...
Politics & Policy

Town-Hall Trickery

During the August congressional recess, elected officials conduct “town hall” meetings to gauge their constituents’ opinions on a range of issues. This month, the dominant subject is health-care reform — ...
Politics & Policy

Growing Costs

To address the rising costs of federal entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, it’s important to know what is causing these cost increases to begin with. For years, ...
Politics & Policy

Still a Good Idea

The recent financial crisis and ensuing stock-market gyrations have drawn renewed attention to Social Security reform, in particular proposals to establish personal retirement accounts investing in stocks and bonds. Sensing ...