Deutsche Bank’s Global Financial Financial Institute has posted, in its “Pro Contra” series, the contrasting views of myself and Manchester University economist Armando Barrientos.
The topic is “Should pensions be paid out universally to all elderly?”. My position (no surprise!) is in the ‘pro’ column. You are invited to leave comments, and to vote by clicking on a button in either column.
Update (10 July): The votes so far are 4 to 1 in favour of universal pensions.