Op-Ed Columns

Inequality 101 Lessons for Democratic Candidates The Hill 2019-03-26
Social Security's Financial Torture Of This 81-Year-Old Widow Due To Its Own Mistake Forbes 2019-02-12
Soak the Filthy Rich by Taxing their Consumption, Not their Wealth The Hill 2019-02-07
Duh, Donnie: Lend Workers their Pay and Let them Work for Free Forbes 2019-01-14
Secret Agent Man Forbes 2019-01-02
It Might Be Worse To Take Social Security at 66, Here's Why Seeking Alpha 2018-11-28
The Big Con -- Reassessing the "Great" Recession and Its "Fix" VoxEU 2018-11-28
The US government has huge debts, and House Democrats could lead the way on solutions – an economist explains how The Conversation 2018-11-07
Sheldon Adelson, Should You Continue to Contribute to Anti Semites? mimeo 2018-10-29
Exit Brexit: It's Time For Theresa May To Reverse The U.K.'s Mistake Forbes 2018-09-20
When Behavioral Economists Advocate Misbehavior Seeking Alpha 2018-09-18
Trump's Resignation: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Forbes 2018-08-22
Was the Tax Reform Regressive? Proper Analysis Says No Forbes 2018-07-25
Talking Alimony Forbes 2018-07-24
Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion in Spending? Forbes 2018-07-21
Crazy State Differences in Child Support Forbes 2018-07-19
Time to Call Trump by His Real Name -- Traitor Forbes 2018-07-12
9 Tricky Terms -- Deciphering Social Security Language Bottom Line Personal 2018-07-02
When Social Security Sues a 6 Year-Old Over Its Own Mistakes Forbes 2018-06-29
The 4% Retirement-Asset Spend-Down Rule Is Rubbish Seeking Alpha 2018-06-25
Did The Supreme Court Potentially Bankrupt Tens Of Thousands Of Small Online Businesses? Forbes 2018-06-21
The 70% Replacement Rate in Retirement Is Rubbish Seeking Alpha 2018-06-20
How Howard Schultz Wins The Presidency For $30 Million Seeking Alpha 2018-06-18
Could There Be A Total Trade War? Forbes 2018-06-11
Is it Time to Time the Market? Seeking Alpha 2018-06-07
Dodd Frank's Terrible Excuse for Financial Reform Sadly Lives On Seeking Alpha 2018-06-06
Not Making It In LA on $75K Seeking Alpha 2018-06-05
Are Target Date Funds Off Target Seeking Alpha 2018-06-04
The Swiss Vollgeld Referendum Is Step One To Real, Global Financial Reform Seeking Alpha 2018-05-06
Reaching a Fair Divorce Without the Lawyers Seeking Alpha 2018-04-29
How to Invest In Stocks with Zero Risk Seeking Alpha 2018-04-27
Economics-Based Versus Conventional Financial Planning Seeking Alpha 2018-04-16
Money Magic - Finding Alpha On The Sidewalk Seeking Alpha 2018-04-12
Social Security Is Shortchanging Widows and Widowers Next Avenue 2018-03-06
Is Unilaterally Declaring International Economic War an Impeachable Offense? Forbes 2018-03-04
How a Centrist Billionaire Can Win the Presidency in 2020 Forbes 2018-02-19
The U.S. Is Dead Broke and the Tax Bill Makes Matters Worse The Hill 2017-12-22
Sen. Johnson's Trying to Save GOP from 'Winner's Curse' on Tax Reform The Hill 2017-11-30
Let's Fix Taxes Based On Senator Johnson's Far Better Plan Forbes 2017-11-16
The GOP Is Turning Its Tax Bill Into An Abomination By Eliminating The Individual Mandate Forbes 2017-11-15
House, Senate Bills Beat Current Tax Policy, But Are Far From Perfect The Hill 2017-11-10
Tax Reform Passes the Fairness Test The Wall Street Journal 2017-11-09
Where Critics of the Tax Reform Go Wrong The Wall Street Journal 2017-10-17
Lawrence Summers' Hatchet Jobs On Tax Reform And Kevin Hassett Forbes 2017-10-12-23
The Surprisingly Good "Republican" Tax Plan Forbes 2017-09-27
Has Equifax Jeopardized Your and 143 Million Other Americans' Social Security Benefits? Forbes 2017-09-10
Trump’s Secret Service Spending Spree Might Be Illegal Fortune 2017-08-24
Using Game Theory To Handle North Korea Forbes 2017-08-11
Should I Rent Or Own? The Seattle Times 2017-08-05
On Health Care, Let's Ask Germany The Seattle Times 2017-07-30
Social Security Report Buries Crucial Statistic The Seattle Times 2017-07-22
Let's Limit the Banks Uexpress 2017-07-16
Economic Malaise and His Impotency Forbes 2017-07-04
Money Magic Tricks To Help Retirees The Seattle Times 2017-07-01
Senator Johnson's Excellent Improvement To The Republican Tax Plan Forbes 2017-06-29
A Reverse Mortgage Sounds Great, But There Are Risks The Seattle Times 2017-06-17
An Example of a Scam By Social Security The Seattle Times 2017-06-10
How Can You Calculate The Impact Of Retirement? The Seattle Times 2017-06-03
Will "Boycott America" Follow Trump's Paris Accord Withdrawal? Forbes 2017-06-01
How To Keep Divorce From Wrecking Your Finances? Next Avenue 2017-05-31
Are Robots Eating Our Lunch? The Austin American Statesman 2017-05-27
America's Fiscal Sword of Damocles The Austin American Statesman 2017-05-20
The Risks And Rewards of Annuities The Austin American Statesman 2017-05-12
On Tax Reform, Ryan Knows Better The Wall Street Journal 2017-05-11
Which Should You Take First, Social Security Or Your 401(k)? The Dallas Morning News 2017-05-07
House GOP Tax Plan Really Is A 'Better Way' Seattle Times 2017-04-30
How the NY Times #FakeEconomics Helped Destroy an Excellent Tax Reform Forbes 2017-04-26
A Tough Look at Fidelity’s Social Security IQ Quiz Next Avenue 2017-04-25
From Health Care to Divorce, It’s Down to Economics Seattle Times 2017-04-23
Take Advantage of These Tax Tips The Seattle Times 2017-04-16
Medicare Part C For All -- A Proposed Hatch-Warren Bill Forbes 2017-04-12
Want To Play The Stock Market? Do What The Smart Casino Players Do! The Dallas Morning News 2017-04-07
Could Medicare Part C Be the Answer to Our Health Insurance Mess? The Dallas Morning News 2017-04-01
Save the Planet — Boycott America! Leonardo, Robert, Elton, Paul, Angelina, ... - Make This Happen! The Huffington Post 2017-03-29
Use Economic Research to Call A Truce In Divorce Wars Austin American Statesman 2017-03-29
Is a Loved One Uninsured? So Are You The Dallas Morning News 2017-03-19
Magical Tool Helps Manage Your Finances Seattle Times 2017-03-12
With Social Security, Time and Patience Are Worth It The Dallas News 2017-02-24
When Obamacare Costs $19,000 Before You Get the First Penny Back The Dallas Morning News 2017-02-17
Trump's Red Line Was Just Crossed and He Blinked. The Geopolitical and Economic Fallout Forbes 2017-02-14
Now Might Be the Time to Sell Your Stocks The Seattle Times 2017-02-12
How the Fed Can Save the House Tax Bill Forbes 2017-02-10
Trump's Mental Deficit On Trade Deficits Forbes 2017-02-04
Picking Up the Torch from Scott Burns Austin American Statesman 2017-02-04
The Latest #stupideconomics -- Peter Navarro Calls Germany a "Currency Manipulator" Forbes 2017-02-01
Will Trump's Stupid Economics Crash Stock and Bond Markets? Forbes 2017-01-30
Stupid Economics Forbes 2017-01-26
With Some Tweaks, Democrats Can Love the House Tax Plan Forbes 2017-01-11
Rethinking portfolio analysis to reduce living-standard risk Pensions & Investments 2017-01-09
Cutting Your Social Security Benefits, Republican Style Forbes 2016-12-15
Memo to Trump — Our Country Is Totally Broke. We Need Comprehensive/Radical, Not Half-Baked Reform. Forbes 2016-11-25
Is Amazon’s Shipping Policy A Form Of Consumer Fraud? Forbes 2016-11-23
‘Currency Manipulation:’ An Econ 101 Lesson For Donald Trump Forbes 2016-11-15
My Social Security Nightmare -- Someone Hacks Our Online Social Security Work and Benefit Records Forbes 2016-10-23
JP Morgan Chase -- the True Story of America's Most Corrupt Bank Forbes 2016-03-18
We've Been Measuring Inequality Wrong, Here's the Real Story The Conversation 2016-03-15
How a Sanders Medicare-For-All Plan Can Be Affordable and Appeal to Republicans Forbes 2016-02-17
Cutting a Deal with Russia Forbes 2016-02-17
The New York Times' Jonathan Martin Is Disguising Opinion as News Forbes 2016-01-13
Congress is pulling the rug out from people’s retirement decisions PBS Newshour 2015-10-31
Quit AARP For Endorsing Bipartisan Bill Cutting Millions Of Baby Boomers' Social Security Benefits Forbes 2015-10-30
Proposed budget bill would have devastating effects PBS Newshour 2015-10-27
Let's Make the Vatican a Bank American Interest 2015-10-15
The Truth About Social Security's Long Term Finances Forbes 2015-08-26
Let Older Americans Keep Working New York Times 2015-08-17
Social Security is 80 -- Here's How to Retire It Washington Examiner 2015-08-17
Listen Up, Candidates: Social Security is Broken CNBC 2015-08-06
Social Security Whistleblower Claims Widows Losing Thousands Due to Agency Mistakes PBS Newshour 2015-07-29
The Truth about Greek Debt and German Generosity PBS Newshour 2015-07-22
Greece Is Far Less Indebted and Germany Is Far More Generous Than You Think Forbes 2015-07-21
How Greece Can Reopen Its Banks and Retain the Euro Forbes 2015-07-07
For the Record, I'm Happy/Eager to Help Presidential Candidates from Both Parties Forbes 2015-06-19
Greece's and the Eurozone's Best Move Forbes 2015-06-10
20 Reasons Why I Think Social Security is Sexist Forbes 2015-05-22
When Will Our Justice Department Jail the Criminal Bankers? Forbes 2015-05-20
17 Nobel Laureates and the Fiscal Gap Forbes 2015-05-14
What's the Most Fiscally Responsible Country in the Developed World? PBS NEWSHOUR 2015-01-15
When Banksters Buy Regulators and Prosecutors -- Read Chapter 3 at JPMadoff.com Forbes 2014-10-21
Is Capitalism Working? -- A Discussion with Jeff Madrick and Ralph Nader Radio Open Source 2014-10-16
Debating Thomas Piketty The 15th World Knowledge Forum 2014-10-01
Radio Interview: SIPC 2014-09-27
Will SIPC's Brokerage Insurance Scam Help Allen Stanford Walk? Forbes 2014-09-05
SIPC's Brokerage Insurance Scam of Allen Stanford's Victims -- Another Reason to Close Your Brokerage Account Now! Forbes 2014-08-19
Check Out JPMadoff.com: The True Horror Series Starring Fraud Street and You! Forbes 2014-08-13
Social Security and Viagra: A Case of Accidental Death and Widows Benefits PBS NEWSHOUR 2014-08-11
Reply to Brad Delong: On the Fiscal Gap and Civil Discourse Forbes 2014-08-05
Reply to Krugman on the Fiscal Gap and Respectful Discourse Forbes 2014-08-03
Paul Krugman: Stop Calling People Names Forbes 2014-08-01
America’s Hidden Credit Card Bill New York Times 2014-07-31
The Huge SIPC Risk Your Broker Isn't Disclosing Forbes 2014-07-16
Why SIPC Brokerage Account Insurance is a Bigger Scam than Madoff PBS Newshour 2014-06-26
Why No One Should Use Brokerage Accounts PBS Newshour 2014-06-20
Close Your Brokerage Account! Forbes 2014-06-18
Will The Rich Always Get Richer? Forbes 2014-05-14
America’s Ponzi scheme: Why Social Security needs to retire PBS Newshour 2014-04-17
Why MyRA Won’t Save Our Failing Retirement System The Fiscal times 2014-02-23
It’s Time to Eliminate the US Corporate Income Tax Vox 2014-01-14
Abolish the Corporate Income Tax New York Times 2014-01-05
It’s No Bubble: Why We Should All Give Bitcoin a Chance PBS Newshour 2013-12-04
A Tax Reform Plan that Both Parties Can Like The Fiscal times 2013-10-20
Ending the Health Care Standoff the Right Way? PBS Newshour 2013-10-07
Oh, and By the Way, Our Government Is Totally Broke! Yahoo Finance 2013-10-07
Is Hyperinflation Just Around the Corner? Yahoo Finance 2013-0927
Financial Integrity, the First Requirement for the Fed Huffington Post 2013-08-12
Janet Yellen Has What It Takes to Lead the Fed The Boston Globe 2013-07-28
Gay Couples Can Now Cash In On Social Security By Getting Married Forbes 2013-06-26
Medicare By the Scary Numbers The Wall Street Journal 2013-06-25
Why the Government Needs to Budget Over the Infinite Horizon Yahoo 2013-06-14
The Real Problem with Reinhart-Rogoff Yahoo 2013-05-30
Cyprus -- The Nightmare Scenario and How to Avoid It in America PBS NEWSHOUR 2013-03-21
Krugman's Four Dangerous Fiscal Fables Yahoo 2013-03-12
Why the Sequester Won't Solve America's Debt Problems PBS NEWSHOUR 2013-02-28
Inside Social Security’s Obscure Incentive to Keep Americans Working Yahoo 2013-02-04
The Treasury Has Already Minted Two Trillion Dollar Coins Yahoo 2013-01-17
Fiscal Compromise Ignores Depth of Nation’s Economic Woes Boston Globe 2013-01-06
Another Victory in the War on Our Children PBS NEWSHOUR 2013-01-04
When To Take Social Security -- There's No Easy Answer Yahoo 2013-01-02
Is The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Overshadowing The Real Economic Crisis? WBUR Boston Public Radio 2012-12-21
Fixing Banking For Real Neue Zurcher Zeitung 2012-12-19
The Hysterical Economy PBS NEWSHOUR 2012-12-10
Presentation at U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research U.S. Treasury Office of Financial Research 2012-12-06
Financial Advice for the Challenges Facing Obama The Boston Globe 2012-11-11
Mr. Draghi's Dangerous Confidence Game Forbes 2012-11-10
Fiscal Child Abuse American Style The World Financial Review 2012-10-01
Ten Nasty Social Security Gotchas to Avoid Forbes 2012-09-20
Economists Risk Labeling as Political Hacks Bloomberg 2012-08-21
Obama, Romney and the Fiscal Gap The Exchange, Yahoo! Finance 2012-08-13
Thomas Jefferson Is Rolling in His Grave -- A Rant on Social Security's Complexity Forbes 2012-08-12
Paul Ryan Pick Shows Romney Is Serious About Protecting Our Children Forbes 2012-08-11
U.S. Is “Totally Broke”: Federal Govt.’s Fiscal Gap Is $222 Trillion: Economist Yahoo 2012-07-31
Is Joe Paterno Burning in Hell or Coaching in Heaven? 2012-07-22
'Somebody Gave You Some Help' - Echo of JFK Forbes 2012-07-21
When Should I Take Social Security?-- A 'Simple' Formula Forbes 2012-07-17
What Neither Candidate Will Admit -- Social Security Is Desperately Broke Huffington Post 2012-07-16
Social Security Hole Overwhelms Taxes, Cuts Bloomberg 2012-07-11
I'd Run Barclays For $1 Million! Forbes 2012-07-11
Vickers is not enough to stop another Libor Scandal (need to register to access FT Op Ed) Financial Times 2012-07-09
Putting an End to Faith-Based Banking Forbes 2012-07-07
42 Social Security "Secrets" All Baby Boomers and Millions of Current Recipients Need to Know Forbes 2012-07-02
Did Justice Roberts Read My Blog? Huffington Post 2012-06-29
We Are Our Children's Keepers Huffington Post 2012-06-28
Sylvia Nasar's Grand Pursuit Is a Grand Gift Huffington Post 2012-06-19
A Proposal to End Europe’s Debt Crisis Financial Times 2012-06-13
Krugman's Macroeconomic Rants Huffington Post 2012-05-14
Saving Face or Saving Lives? When Will Obama Lead? Huffington Post 2012-05-10
Making More Jobs in Our Economy -- The Secret Sauce Huffington Post 2012-05-05
Shattering the American Dream: The US Government’s Ponzi Scheme VoxEU 2012-05-04
President Obama's 'Peace With Honor?' Huffington Post 2012-05-03
Under-Thirty Eyes Only Huffington Post 2012-04-30
Tom Friedman Should Run for President Huffington Post 2012-04-12
Time for a Serious Third Party Candidate Huffington Post 2012-04-10
Pro Golfers Should Boycott Augusta 'National' Golf Club Huffington Post 2012-04-09
Gail Collins' Worst Column Huffington Post 2012-04-01
Justice Kennedy Asks Key Question Re: Obamacare(s) Mandate Huffington Post 2012-03-29
When Billionaires Say Stupid, Dangerous Things Huffington Post 2012-03-23
Women's Rights, Fetuses' Rights, and States' Rights Huffington Post 2012-03-22
The Fed's No Stress Stress Test Huffington Post 2012-03-14
Time for Congress to Authorize Use of Force Against Iran Huffington Post 2012-02-10
The Purple Tax Plan Huffington Post 2012-02-07
Start Saving or Get Ready for U.S. Decline Bloomberg 2011-12-29
Save Europe by Saying No to Bank Borrowing Bloomberg 2011-12-13
The Cure for an Uncoordinated Economy Bloomberg 2011-11-29
Deficit Accounting Is a Generational Ponzi Scheme The Fiscal Times 2011-11-08
Governor Rick Perry’s Generational Rip-Off Bloomberg 2011-11-02
Nancy Pelosi and Charles Rangel Should Love 9-9-9's Huge Wealth Tax Forbes 2011-10-27
Economists Can’t Be Trusted on Tax Plan Bloomberg 2011-10-25
The 15-15-15 Purple Tax Plan Is Fairer Than 9-9-9 Forbes 2011-10-21
A Fair Accounting of Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Bloomberg 2011-10-19
A Fair Accounting of Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Bloomberg 2011-10-19
Euro’s Affordable Salvation, in Five Steps Bloomberg 2011-10-11
Five Prescriptions to Heal Economy Bloomberg 2011-09-27
A Purple Memo for the Red and Blue Super Committee The Fiscal Times 2011-09-23
America's debt woe is worse than Greece's CNN Opinion 2011-09-20
To Save Euro, Turn Banks Into Mutual Funds Bloomberg 2011-09-13
U.S. Government Merits a Junk Credit Rating Bloomberg 2011-08-16
Generational Balance, Not Budget Balance Bloomberg 2011-08-02
A Third Party Candidate Is Coming Bloomberg 2011-07-19
Stop the Fiscal War Against Our Children Bloomberg 2011-06-29
Vouchercare Is the Right Name for Medicare Bloomberg 2011-06-15
Mutual Funds Can Replace Fannie and Freddie Bloomberg 2011-06-01
Obama, Ryan, Gingrich Muddle Health Debate Bloomberg 2011-05-19
Make Drug Use Pay Its Own Way (with Glenn Loury) Bloomberg 2011-05-10
Left, Right Can Love Tax Plan (with Andrew Weiss) Bloomberg 2011-04-27
Nuclear Power Runs Amok Bloomberg 2011-03-21
Study This To See Whether Harvard Pays Off Bloomberg 2011-03-08
A Tax Reform to Kick-Start the Economy Bloomberg 2010-08-30
Laurence Kotlikoff replies to Lord Turner: Part 2 Financial Times 2010-07-20
Laurence Kotlikoff replies to Lord Turner: Part 1 The Financial Times 2010-07-19
A Fair Accounting of Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan Bloomberg 201-10-19
Does Moving For A Job Make Sense? Forbes 2009-12-09
Should You Move In With Your Mom? Forbes 2009-05-11
Raising Retiree Clients' Living Standards Registered Rep Magazine 2009-05-01
Run on Banks Persistent Risk Without Limited Purpose Banking Bloomberg 2009-04-16
Resurrect Your Retirement Forbes 2009-04-07
Recapitalising the Banks is Not Enough The Financial Times 2008-10-26
Economics' Approach to Financial Planning Journal of Financial Planning 2008-09-28
Double Dipping on Social Security Private Wealth Management Newsletter 2008-06-01
Why Target Practice Equals Financial Malpractice Investment News 2007-06-09
The Great Pension Swindle The Boston Globe 2006-10-22
The Time to Plan is Now Time 2006-07-02
Are Economists Smarter? Economists' Voice 2006-06-01
Is Conventional Financial Planning Good for Your Financial Health? BU Working Paper 2006-01-01