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Social security and the middle-class squeeze : fact and fiction about America's entitlement programs

Author: Leonard Jay Santow; Mark E Santow
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Synthesizing mountains of data and explaining sophisticated economic concepts in layman's terms, the Santows expose myths about how entitlement programs actually work, arguing, for example, that while the financial state of Social Security gets most of the press, Medicare and Medicaid are in much more serious trouble. Moreover, they are highly critical of privatization plans, demonstrating that similar programs
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Jay Santow; Mark E Santow
ISBN: 0275988813 9780275988814 9780313361890 0313361894
OCLC Number: 60697117
Description: xiii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A practitioner and a historian combine ideas --
Government and the promise of American life --
The middle class and the American dream --
Explaining and analyzing are not enough --
New ways to look at social security, Medicare and Medicaid --
Misconceptions and myths about social security --
Government cannot legislate investment success --
Big budget deficits--not good for stocks and privatization --
Let's talk politics --
Forecasting by the trustees--flaws and recommendations --
Social security around the world --
Some parting thoughts.
Responsibility: Leonard J. Santow and Mark E. Santow ; foreword byHenry Kaufman.
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Offers recommendations for improving Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid in socially responsible ways that serve to relieve some of the stress on the middle class and promote upward mobility.  Read more...

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