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Retirement Security

Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland

David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.

Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program and Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust

David Madland discusses the Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program before the Maryland House of Delegates.

Retirees Rick Corley, left, and his wife Jean pose for a photo in front of their home in Moore, Okla.

Making Saving for Retirement Easier, Cheaper, and More Secure

article icon Issue Brief Allowing workers to enroll in either a collective defined-contribution plan or a Thrift Savings Plan would ensure all Americans have access to a quality retirement plan, significantly boosting savings and security while at the same time helping to ensure workers can retire with dignity.

Pension Modernization for a 21st Century Workforce

David Madland delivers remarks at a roundtable discussion with the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

House Republicans Assault Social Security

The House budget plan hurts the middle class even more by expanding tax cuts for the wealthy and embracing cuts to retirement security, write David Madland and Christian E. Weller.

Here They Go Again

David Madland and Christian E. Weller explore the Social Security cuts hidden just outside the latest House Republican budget resolution.

The Promise and Peril of a Model 401(k) Plan

book_alt2 icon Report American Worker Project report on measuring the effectiveness of retirement savings plans offered by private companies and the federal government.

The Benefit of Defined Benefits

David Madland compares defined benefit and 401(k) plans, and shows that in uncertain times, defined benefit plans are the safer bet.

Improving Retirement Savings in Maryland

David Madland discusses a new private-sector retirement-plan type called the Secure, Accessible, Flexible, and Efficient, or SAFE, Retirement Plan before the Maryland Joint Committee on Pensions.

In Defense of Defined-Benefit Pensions

article icon Issue Brief The way forward for most public-sector defined-benefit plans is through reform, not replacement, write David Madland and Nick Bunker.