Why Social Security Shouldn't Be Job #1

Michael Mandel

Some good stuff from Brad DeLong, who argues that too much emphasis is being put on Social Security reform. He writes

Why is the American political system focusing its attention on Social Security? Is this really the aspect of American fiscal policy that should be absorbing our attention right now?
The answer is that we shouldn't. We shouldn't be focusing on Social Security right now.
This comes from a memo that he wrote to the Democratic Policy Committee on Social Security. I have some issues with Brad (including his use of the term 'reality-based' to describe his views), but the memo is well worth reading.