The modest and affordable rise in contributions for 12 months is a small price to pay to avoid large cuts to pensions

In this post, I show how impressive the rate of return is on the modest increases in member contributions for 12 months that would be sufficient to retain current benefits until April 2023. I make the case in Section II that, for most members, these higher contributions are well worth…

Why I didn’t — and Nir Eyal thought I should — sign the open letter calling for this

Yesterday, 1 Day Sooner posted this Open Letter calling for human challenge vaccine trials for Covid-19. As they describe such trials:

Human challenge trials deliberately expose participants to infection, in order to study diseases and test vaccines or treatments. They have been used for influenza, malaria, typhoid, dengue fever, and…

Michael Otsuka

Professor of Philosophy, LSE & Rutgers. On UCU national negotiating team for USS pensions.

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