Past Events

Social Security Financing and Benefits: Myths vs Facts

April 23, 2019

On May 9th, SCEPA welcomed Economist Stephen Goss, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, who has worked in the Office of the Chief Actuary for more than 40 years. Last year, talks of cutting Social Security were rampant, but the program provides vital support for millions of American families across the political and socioeconomic spectrum.

As historic hearings are held in Congress this year on expanding the program, questions abound: Is the program headed for bankruptcy? Is it expensive? How can we keep it solvent? Mr. Goss’ presentation set the record straight on the state of Social Security's financing and benefits. You can view his presentation here. 


SCEPA works to focus the public economics debate on the role government can and should play in the real productive economy - that of business, management, and labor - to raise living standards, create economic security, and attain full employment.