Myths Buster

Resources

Myth busting resources:

Studies

“Out of Balance? Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation Over 20 Years”
(National Institute on Retirement Security)

Income inequality has increased more in Connecticut than in any other state.
(Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

New Study Finds 2.5 Milion U.S. Jobs, $358 Billion Economic Impact From State & Local Pensions
(National Institute on Retirement Security)

Fact Sheets:

The Truth About Retired Public Service Workers’ Healthcare

The Truth About State Employees’ Pensions

Articles:

How much can we blame on state pensions?
Ezra Klein, Washington Post

The Wealthy Public Sector Worker: Myth Debunked
Paul Krugman, Truthou

America’s Failed 401(k) Experiment
Lee Saunders, Huffington Post

Debt, Democracy and Paying Our Fair Share
Ellen Dannin (truthout Op-Ed)

When in doubt, blame the workers
(CT Post editorial)

Lack of pensions is the problem
Courant Letter to Editor from Jay Bartolomei

Pension Funds Not Going Broke
(Courant Letter to Editor  from Carol M. Thomas)