Public Pensions: What's The Real Story?
Conventional wisdom blames generous public-sector pensions for state and local budget deficits and for diverting funds from other essential services. Amid demands that officials roll back pension promises, it’s clear the problem--and possible solutions--are not nearly so simple. What’s at stake for retirement security and government fiscal stability? A conversation about the history, purpose, costs and benefits of public pensions.
Richard Ravitch, former Lt. Governor, New York State
Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute
E.J. McMahon, Director, Empire Center for New York State Policy
Michael Mulgrew, President, United Federation of Teachers
Moderated by: Errol Louis, NY1
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