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Social security and its enemies : the case for America's most efficient insurance program

Author: Max J Skidmore
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max J Skidmore
ISBN: 0429306393 9780429306396 9781000275933 1000275930 9781000311877 1000311872 9781000239997 1000239993
OCLC Number: 1108522815
Notes: First published 1999 by Westview Press, Inc.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Myth versus reality in social security: it ain't what people don't know --
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: rallying 'round Reagan --
Presidential attitudes toward social security: only desperate men with their backs to the wall --
The special problem of health care: the fortunes to be made --
Some final words.
Responsibility: Max J. Skidmore.

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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.

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