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.
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