The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy
Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy
The United States is bankrupt, flat broke. Thanks to accounting that would make Enron blush, America¿s insolvency goes far beyond what our leaders are disclosing. How did this happen? In The Clash of Generations, experts Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns document our six-decade, off-balance-sheet, unsustainable financing scheme. They explain how we have balanced our longer lives on the backs of our (relatively few) children. At the same time, we've been on a consumption spree, saving and investing less than nothing. And that¿s not to mention the evisceration of the middle class and a financial system that has proven it can¿t be trusted. Kotlikoff and Burns outline grassroots strategies for saving ourselves--and especially our children--from what could be a truly catastrophic financial collapse. Of course, we won't be doing all this just for ourselves. We need to fix America¿s fiscal mess before our kids inherit it.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, one of the nation's leading experts on fiscal policy, national saving, and personal finance and a columnist for Bloomberg, is Professor of Economics at Boston University. Scott Burns¿s personal finance column has been nationally syndicated since 1981. He is Chief Investment Strategist for AssetBuilder, an Internet-based registered investment advisory firm.
"This is a truly important book, and I hope that it will be so widely read as to inspire a meaningful widespread dialog among individuals, families, and policymakers."--Geoff Considine, The Portfolioist
|Altersempfehlung||ab 18 Jahr(e)|
|Maße (L/B/H)||24,5/16,4/2,8 cm|
|Abbildungen||4 b&w illus., 10 figures, 6 tables 10 Illustrations, unspecified|