Rescuing Retirement

Paperback $7.99
294 pages
ISBN: 978-163331-009-4
Published December 2015

Ebook $2.99
ISBN: 978-163331-010-0

Rescuing Retirement

A Plan to Guarantee Retirement Security for All Americans

Tony James & Teresa Ghilarducci

Rescuing Retirement offers a solution to one of America’s biggest challenges – and a path to financial security for millions of retirees.

Worried you aren’t saving enough for retirement? You’re not alone. For most Americans today, retirement will mean years of shrinking budgets, fewer comforts, and a vastly reduced standard of living. Some people blame the savers, but the reality is much starker: America’s entire retirement system is broken. Right now, the tools simply don’t exist for most Americans to save enough to retire comfortably.

Rescuing Retirement charts a visionary, bipartisan, and surprisingly simple way forward. It’s a plan that would:

  • Ensure every full-time worker can save enough for retirement.

  • Offer everyone a retirement saving tool that delivers significantly higher rates of return than a 401(k) or IRA.

  • Secure our future without adding a dime to the deficit or creating any new government infrastructure.

A better, smarter retirement future is possible. This book shows America how to get there.

“We may have philosophical differences, but the plan put forth by Teresa and Tony provides a bold, refreshing approach to modernizing America’s retirement infrastructure.”

Bill Jansien, CEO, StoneHedge Global Partners and member, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

“Clear, thoughtful, and engaging. This book is a must-read for future retirees, policymakers, and anyone concerned with our nation’s future.”

Christian Weller, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

“At a moment when America’s retirees are caught in the middle of a political tug-of-war, James and Ghilarducci offer a new way forward. Rescuing Retirement proposes a provocative yet practical solution to America’s pending retirement crisis.”

Alan Krueger, Professor of Economics, Princeton University and Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

“This book should be required reading for everyone concerned with how Americans will fund their retirements and makes a compelling case that it should include us all. It is an important conversation starter in an area that will only get more relevant in the years to come.”

Austan Goolsbee, Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers
Tony James & Teresa Ghilarducci

About The Author

Teresa Ghilarducci is a labor economist and nationally recognized expert in retirement security. She is the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz professor of economics at The New School for Social Research and The director of The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) and The New School’s Retirement Equity Lab (ReLab).

Hamilton (Tony) E. James is president, chief operating officer of Blackstone, and a member of the board of directors of the firm’s General partner, Blackstone Group management L.L.C. he is also a member of Blackstone’s management and executive committees and sits on each of the firm’s investment committees.

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