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

A solution to one of America’s biggest challenges and a path to financial security for millions of retirees.

Over the next two decades, almost 10,000 Americans will reach retirement age every single day. They deserve to live their older years in dignity. Instead, they will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living. Our country is on a path that will lead to rates of impoverishment for senior citizens not seen since the Great Depression.

Rescuing Retirement charts a visionary, bipartisan, and surprisingly simple way to solve this problem. A better, smarter retirement future is possible. This book shows American workers, employers, and political leaders 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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