Found Words – Catherine Rampell and Matthew Saltmarsh

The worst sentence I have read in the New York Times: “These private retirement savings vehicles, designed 30 years ago as a supplement to traditional corporate pensions, have somewhat haphazardly replaced the old system, like an innocuous weed that somehow overgrew the garden.” Not only is this “news” article blatantly taking a policy position — it’s doing it without any acknowledgement of the history of these programs. The movement towards private pensions was a conscious political decision — to add another layer to pension programs and give more choice. It’s not hard stuff to find or learn about. About as lazy, inaccurate and partisan a sentence as you can write. Sad to see it in the “paper of record.”

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One Response to Found Words – Catherine Rampell and Matthew Saltmarsh

  1. JimmyBean says:

    I don’t know If I said it already but …This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

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