John Arnold

  • Attacks on Pensions Are Still Happening Again and Again
    Attacks on pensions

    Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. This is also the time of the year when many state legislatures are beginning their sessions and legislators are introducing bills – some of which attack pensions. To commemorate these two occasions, we are re-posting this…

  • Haunted House of Pension Horrors: 2018 Edition

    It’s that time of year again — when the temperature is cooling off and the leaves are falling — when we must once again enter that most frightening of places: the Haunted House of Pension Horrors. Full of frightening characters…

  • This Week in Pensions: August 31, 2018

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…

  • John Arnold Meddling in California Politics
    John Arnold

    Over the years, we’ve detailed the many different ways in which John Arnold attacks public pensions nationwide. He has used more than $50 million of his personal fortune to support anti-pension groups like the Retirement Security Initiative; to promote biased…

  • The Domino Effect of Attacks on Pensions
    Attacks on pensions promote retirement inequality

    Earlier this year, we exposed John Arnold’s “web of connections.” This is the wide variety of groups he funds to attack public pensions. Many of these groups are connected to each other and many of them cite each other’s work…

  • The Reason Foundation Has a Pension Reform Handbook
    protect pensions

    The Reason Foundation is a prominent, national libertarian advocacy organization. Their advocacy covers a wide range of public policy issues, but one area where they are particularly focused is public pensions. For their work campaigning against public pensions, they have…

  • Don’t Trust the Reason Foundation on Public Pensions
    Retirement Security Initiative

    Despite its name, the Reason Foundation cannot be trusted to provide accurate information regarding public pensions. This so-called “think tank” promotes a radical anti-government agenda that is openly hostile to public employees and their retirement security. They have also accepted…

  • This Week in Pensions: May 11, 2018

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…

  • This Week in Pensions: May 4, 2018

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…

  • Pew’s Public Sector Retirement Systems Project Cannot Be Trusted
    Truth About Pew

    Pew Charitable Trusts is a respected institution studying many different aspects of American life. Legislators, civic leaders, and everyday Americans rely on Pew for objective, high-quality data and analysis on various issues. So why is one small division of Pew…

  • Who is the Retirement Security Initiative?
    Retirement Security Initiative

    Since beginning his crusade against public pensions, John Arnold has been relentless in his attacks on retirement security for working families. Often, he pays others to do his dirty work for him. For example, he funds biased research from the…

  • This Week in Pensions: February 23, 2018

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…