Social Security provides far less security than retirees in many other industrialized countries enjoy. (Photo: AP)

We’re losing out to Slovakia. How often do we hear that?

The United States ranks 19thworldwide in the retirement security of its citizens, just ahead of our British cousins, Natixis Global Asset Management reports in its annual index. The reasons are not new—an aging population is putting government resources under strain and Americans will need to pick up a bigger share of their retirement costs, especially as the number of retirees grows and the government’s ability to support them fades.

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