Social Security And Its Enemies: The Case For America's Most Efficient Insurance Program, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Social Security And Its Enemies

The Case For America's Most Efficient Insurance Program, 1st Edition

By Max J. Skidmore

Routledge

208 pages

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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

About the Author

Max J. Skidmore

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General