On January 1st, 2016, The New York Times published an oped, "A Smarter Plan to Make Retirement Savings Last," jointly authored by myself and Blackstone President Tony James and mentioned in today's daily news updates by Daily Kos and Politico.
In the piece, James and I call for the creation of a mandatory savings plan as a necessary solution to the coming retirement crisis:
"We need a bolder plan, which we are calling the guaranteed retirement account (G.R.A.). Under our proposal, all workers and employers will have to make regular payments into a G.R.A., which builds until retirement age, then pays out a supplemental stream of income until that person and his or her beneficiary die.
The current system - a mix of 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts (I.R.A.s) - is broken."