The Long, Sorry Tale of Pension Promises
Monday, September 23, 2013
Fifty years ago, the auto industry suffered a massive pension bust. The numbers back then were small, but pension failures are never about the numbers—they're about human frailty. People are tempted to promise more than they can deliver. Today, cities and states across the country are way behind on the promises they made to their employees. Several—including Detroit—are in bankruptcy.