Peter R. Orszag is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and CEO of Financial Advisory at Lazard. In this article, Mr. Orszag discusses new ways to encourage and increase retirement savings for workers. This includes the many benefits of automatic enrollment and company participation in matching retirement contributions for employees. The ideas in the article are backed by Mr. Orszag's own research and a study done by economists at the Congressional Budget Office.
In this article, Peter Orszag discusses the healthcare approach of "hot-spotting", where close monitoring and counseling of patients by a specially-trained team of health professionals could steer them away from making unnecessary hospital visits, while also driving down costs. Orszag contends that this approach has some failings, and he uses a study done by MIT researchers (published in the New England Journal of Medicine) to refute some of the claims of "hot-spotting."