1st Edition

Social Security And Its Enemies
The Case For America's Most Efficient Insurance Program

ISBN 9780367287641
Published October 2, 2019 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

This book explains the history and principles of the social security system. It explains why social security is sound and documents the covert war against social insurance that dates back to the passage of the Social Security Act in 1935, explaining how the opposition emerged with a vengeance.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Myth Versus Reality in Social Security -- The Gospel of Wealth Amid Acres of Diamonds -- FDR's Plan and Its Enemies Emerge -- From Mrs. Fuller's First Check -- Frightening Facts? Or Persistent Politics? -- The Enemies Regroup -- Presidential Attitudes Toward Social Security -- The Special Problem of Health Care -- Some Final Words -- Appendix

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Max J. Skidmore