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What's The Data Point? Episode 17 -- $95 billion [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

thad calabrese

This week's data point is $95 billion, the current value of all of the future retiree benefits, except pensions, already earned by current retirees and current workers of New York City. This amount, referred to as OPEB, or "other public employee benefits," is primarily the cost of health insurance for New York City employees, their spouses and families. Thad Calabrese of the Wagner School at NYU joined Ben Max and Carol Kellermann to discuss the report he authored for CBC on OPEB debt and what to do about it, "The Price of Promises Made: What New York City Should Do About Its $95 Billion OPEB Debt."

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax), Carol Kellerman of CBC (@cbcny), and special guest Thad Calabrese of the Wagner School at NYU. Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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What's The [DATA] Point? $95 billion Wed, 25 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000
What’s The [DATA] Point? 60-plus http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7248-what-s-the-data-point-60-plus http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7248-what-s-the-data-point-60-plus whats the data point


What's The Data Point? Episode 15 - 60+  [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

For this episode of the podcast, something different: an excerpt from a live Citizens Budget Commission event where two experts discussed government debt and financing, looking at Detroit and Puerto Rico as examples, and evaluating what lessons may apply to New York City and what kind of risk the city is facing with its debt. The two experts, who have a combined more than 60 years of experience working on the overarching topic, Renee Boicourt and Kent Hiteshew, spoke at a CBC event.

Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think: Ben Max of GG (@TweetBenMax) & CBC (@cbcny) Listen below or download wherever you get your podcasts!

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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What’s The [DATA] Point? 60-plus Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 +0000