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McArdle Vs. Krugman

Arnold Kling, Great Questions of Economics
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Megan McArdle takes on Paul Krugman on the Social Security issue.

I'm sure that 2041 sounds comfortably far off to Krugman; in all likelihood, he'll be dead. I, on the other hand, will be just entering my golden years when -- oops! -- there will only be enough money to pay 73% of current benefits.

She wins, even if you take points off for failing to cite This classic

Discussion Question. Krugman juxtaposes the tax cut against the future social security deficit. However, if the tax cuts were to increase economic growth, would it still have an adverse affect on our future ability to fund social security?

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