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Fixing social security will be complicated—there’s no escaping that

The answer to “neat, plausible and wrong” solutions is to combine them

By Andrew Harrop  

Campaigners lay down a banner reading "What would you do if your income were taken care of?" in Berlin, Germany, 29th May 2016 ©Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/DPA/PA Images

Every human problem has a solution that is “neat, plausible and wrong” an American journalist said exactly 100 years ago. But sometimes when a problem grows knottier, it seems that the number of neat solutions multiplies. It certainly…

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