State pensions still a pyramid scheme -- Friedman
What about the fact that Social Security has reduced poverty among the elderly?
"Well," he replied, "what it has done is transfer a lot of income from the young to the old. It is certainly true it has made the old people of the United States the best treated old people in the world."
But why is that a bad thing? "Oh," he replied. "It's not a bad thing for them, but what about the young?"