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The Best Of Times And The Worst Of Times: Lessons From Recent Reforms Of The French Retirement System, Kathryn L. Moore Jan 2001

The Best Of Times And The Worst Of Times: Lessons From Recent Reforms Of The French Retirement System, Kathryn L. Moore

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Principally because of increasing life expectancy and the fact that the baby boom generation is reaching retirement age and is followed by a much smaller generation, the American social security system is facing a long-term funding deficit. The Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors and Disability Trust Funds predicts that unless corrective action is taken, social security benefits will exceed dedicated tax revenues by the year 2016, and the social security system will become insolvent, that is, unable to pay benefits in full, by the year 2038.

The United States is not alone in facing these circumstances ...


Private Or Public Approaches To Insuring The Uninsured: Lessons From International Experience With Private Insurance, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost Jan 2001

Private Or Public Approaches To Insuring The Uninsured: Lessons From International Experience With Private Insurance, Timothy Stoltzfus Jost

Scholarly Articles

In the recent past a broad consensus has emerged in the United States that the best way to expand coverage of the uninsured is to use tax subsidies to encourage the purchase of private health insurance policies. Many advocates of this approach also call for replacing employment-related group policies with individual policies, and for minimizing regulation of private insurance. Those who advocate these policies, however, have rarely considered the experience that other nations have had with private health insurance.

In fact most other countries have private insurance markets, and in many countries private insurance plays a significant role in financing ...


Faulty Adversarial Performance By Criminal Defenders In The Crown Court, Peter W. Tague Jan 2001

Faulty Adversarial Performance By Criminal Defenders In The Crown Court, Peter W. Tague

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Who is the more able advocate, the lawyer in the United States or the barrister in England and Wales? Answering that question is extremely difficult because of a multitude of differences in the procedural regimes in which each works and in the scope of each's responsibility. Yet, one facet stands out, like a full moon in a dark sky: The comparative number of defenders who on appeal have been accused of having provided inappropriate representation in the process leading to conviction . . . Part 1 discusses the procedural hurdles that make challenging the trial barrister's conduct more difficult than objecting ...


Comparing Judicial Selection Systems, Lee Epstein, Jack Knight, Olga Shvetsova Jan 2001

Comparing Judicial Selection Systems, Lee Epstein, Jack Knight, Olga Shvetsova

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