How the Coming Pension Fund Crisis Will Play Out

Aaron Brown, Bloomberg Opinion columnist and former head of financial market research at AQR Capital Management, understands the problem and suggests:

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New Jersey makes (last?) pension contribution

P&I reported that “Jennifer Sciortino, a state Treasury Department spokeswoman, confirmed Wednesday that the state made the full $684 million payment on March 31, the end of the third fiscal quarter.”

The next payment by the state is also $684 million and it is due by June 30, 2020. Here are four reasons why it won’t be made:

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Testee-In-Chief

I try to avoid coronavirus coverage like the plague but I happened to stumble upon this clip and it got me to wondering.
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I hear it is hard to get tested and you need to exhibit symptoms (not just curiosity).

And another thing.

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Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse

Among the things I will be doing today:

  • seeing about applying for my $10,000 forgivable small business loan,
  • revising our benefit payout standard attachment to incorporate the CARES Act provisions, and
  • checking unemployment figures to get an idea of how many unemployed (who got through on the state website) will be getting the $600 in extra weekly benefits.

Which got me to thinking about how many sectors of the economy are getting bailouts….and one that is not – for now.

From an article by Mary Williams Walsh:

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Determinators

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy gave his daily briefing where he provided body counts and deflected to others questions he was not qualified to answer while on a question he should be qualified to answer:
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To be determined:
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Health Justice NOW (IV): What We Do

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare ends with what to do to get to single-payer.

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MPRA Approval Vote Landslide

Last June the Composition Roofers Local 42 Pension Plan out of Cincinnati, OH filed to cut benefits. Last month they got the the go-ahead from the Department of the Treasury. However, as in any purported democracy, the people needed to vote on it. Today the MPRA website posted a letter dated March 27, 2020 revealing the results of that vote. It was a landslide.

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