Source: Jerry Speier/The New School via Bloomberg

The Retirement Expert Who Got Death Threats for Her Ideas

The New School's Teresa Ghilarducci on mandated savings, risk aversion, and avoiding fees

Retirement policy wonks don't usually get hate mail. But in 2008, Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor at the New School for Social Research, proposed replacing 401(k) plans and their income tax break with a mandated government savings plan for all workers. The blowback was so intense that the school's chief of security gave her his cell phone number.

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