Blog: Funding

A simple explanation for what's going on with Illinois' pensions.
By some measures the current stock market is as expensive as it has ever been. What does that mean for pension plans?
Khan Academy videos offer a simple way to learn about pensions.
While the recent recession took a large toll on plans, however, other factors like inadequate contributions are also to blame.
In Michigan, school funding has increased but schools aren’t seeing much of the money.
Public pension plans have ridden rising stock markets to their highest asset values ever. Yet, rising assets have not made much of a dent in the long-term unfunded debt. How could this be?
Guest blogger Chris Lozier proposes another way to put unfunded pension liabilities in perspective.
Neither The New York Times nor teachers union leaders discuss how individuals lose out under current pension systems.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) recently announced 99 different types of compensation they consider "pensionable."
A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security claims that state, local, federal, and private pensions contribute $555 billion to the American economy's GDP. But pensions don't actually contribute to GDP.