Policymakers should take action to raise revenues, promote energy conservation, and reduce climate change.
Carbon taxes or a cap-and-trade systems that would increase energy-related and other prices must include measures to compensate for regional differences in energy costs and
Defined-contribution plan account holders should have to obtain written spousal consent to take payment from the account in a form other than a joint-and-survivor annuity.
Motor fuel taxes should be indexed for inflation and increased as necessary to fund transportation infrastructure and services.
Excise taxes on individual commodities, such as tobacco or alcohol, should at least keep pace with inflation, such as by levying them on an ad valorem basis.
Policymakers should strengthen federal and state laws that protect against age discrimination. They should ensure victims have adequate remedies, including monetary damages.
The fundamental right of all people to be free from discrimination should be vigorously enforced. Policymakers should enact and implement civil rights statutes.
Legislators should enact and strengthen laws against hate crimes. These laws should be vigorously enforced.
Policymakers should expand access to free or reduced-cost legal services for older adults with low and moderate incomes.
Options for alternative dispute resolution should be available. These include mediation and arbitration.