Some Modest Wednesday Links: Over-Promising & Under-Delivering

Robert Samuelson on an aging population and Social Security challenges:

‘None of this will escape historians, who will — in the future — observe the powerful economic, social and political effects of an aging society. It will affect their verdict on the failure of Obama and congressional Republicans to reach a Grand Bargain on the budget, a failure reflecting both Republican resistance to higher taxes and Democrats’ unwillingness to make meaningful reductions in Social Security and other “entitlements.”

Jim Pethokoukis a while back: ‘5 Simple Truths About How To Reform Social Security

Some pushback in the comments.

Richard Epstein on Classical Liberalism, Libertarianism & Lochner, passed along by a reader.