Episode 140: PERA’s Funding Shortfall

PERA is the retirement system for over 560,000 public service employees. It is also very very underfunded. This week we dive into the numbers to examine how the Colorado PERA system has reached such a perilous place and the efforts that the Colorado legislature is undertaking to try and fix the system. We also look…

Episode 131: Pay the Teachers!

Teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky have launched massive strikes in order to increase their salaries. In this episode we take a look at teacher pay in the United States and why the current state of affairs is so bad for those in the teaching profession. We start with a history of teacher pay…