Sylvester Schieber

Sylvester J. Schieber is the former chair of the Social Security Advisory Board.



By and / 3.5.2012

Most Americans are painfully aware that their health care premiums are rising faster than other necessities of life. Many also know that their earnings are growing slowly or not at all, despite apparent increases in worker productivity. These problems have been widely reported, but are seldom linked. Yet they are directly connected. The costs of […]


By / 5.11.2011

In recent months, Jack Lew, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have asserted that Social Security is not part of the federal budget problem. The federal government’s biggest program, they say, has ample resources to cover legislated benefits over the next 25 years. Therefore, lawmakers […]