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The Resource Social security works! : why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all, Nancy J. Altman, Eric R. Kingson ; introduction by David Cay Johnston, (electronic resource)

Social security works! : why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all, Nancy J. Altman, Eric R. Kingson ; introduction by David Cay Johnston, (electronic resource)

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Social security works! : why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all
Title
Social security works!
Title remainder
why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all
Statement of responsibility
Nancy J. Altman, Eric R. Kingson ; introduction by David Cay Johnston
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system-people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices and offer a powerful antidote to the three-decade-long, billionaire-funded campaign to make us believe that this vital institution is destined to collapse. It isn't. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, we all have a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security. Critical to addressing the looming retirement crisis that will affect two- thirds of today's workers, Social Security is a powerful program that can help stop the collapse of the middle class, lessen the pressure squeezing families from all directions, and help end the upward redistribution of wealth that has resulted in perilous levels of inequality. All Americans deserve to have dignified retirement years as well as an umbrella to protect them and their families in the event of disability or premature death. Sure to be a game-changer, Social Security Works! cogently presents the issues and sets forth both an agenda and a political strategy that will benefit us all. At stake are our values and the kind of country we want for ourselves and for those that follow. "--
  • "A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system-people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices and offer a powerful antidote to the three-decade-long, billionaire-funded campaign to make us believe that this vital institution is destined to collapse. It isn't. From the Silent Generation to Baby Boomers, from Generation X to Millennials and Generation Z, we all have a stake in understanding the real story about Social Security. Critical to addressing the looming retirement crisis that will affect two- thirds of today's workers, Social Security is a powerful program that can help stop the collapse of the middle class, lessen the pressure squeezing families from all directions, and help end the upward redistribution of wealth that has resulted in perilous levels of inequality. All Americans deserve to have dignified retirement years as well as an umbrella to protect them and their families in the event of disability or premature death. Sure to be a game-changer, Social Security Works! cogently presents the issues and sets forth both an agenda and a political strategy that will benefit us all. At stake are our values and the kind of country we want for ourselves and for those that follow. "--
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1950-
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Altman, Nancy J.
Dewey number
368.4/300973
LC call number
HD7125
LC item number
.A447 2015
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Kingson, Eric R
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  • Social security
  • Social security
  • Social security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
Label
Social security works! : why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all, Nancy J. Altman, Eric R. Kingson ; introduction by David Cay Johnston, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-288) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Part I: The Facts -- Chapter 1: The Changing Conversation -- Chapter 2: Social Security Works for All Generations -- Part II: The Challenges -- Chapter 3: The Precarious Lives of Today's Old -- Chapter 4: The Coming Retirement Income Crisis -- Chapter 5: The Debt Owed to Those Who Care -- Chapter 6: The New Gilded Age -- Part III: The Solutions -- Chapter 7: Expand Social Security for All Generations -- Chapter 8: Paying the Bill -- Part IV: The Threats -- Chapter 9: The Billionaires' War Against Social Security -- Chapter 10: The Conventional "Wisdom" is Just Plain Wrong -- Part V: Next Steps -- Chapter 11: The Threat is Great, The Stakes are High -- Chapter 12: Passing Social Security Forward: A Legacy for All Generations -- Appendix I: Additional Explanation about How Social Security Works -- Appendix II: Additional Information about Social Security Works All Generations Plan and Other Proposals, including Cost and Revenue Estimates -- Appendix III: Descriptions of Various Social Security Expansion Legislative Bills and Experts' Plans -- Appendix IV: Leading Organizations Working to Expand Social Security
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Part I: The Facts -- Chapter 1: The Changing Conversation -- Chapter 2: Social Security Works for All Generations -- Part II: The Challenges -- Chapter 3: The Precarious Lives of Today's Old -- Chapter 4: The Coming Retirement Income Crisis -- Chapter 5: The Debt Owed to Those Who Care -- Chapter 6: The New Gilded Age -- Part III: The Solutions -- Chapter 7: Expand Social Security for All Generations -- Chapter 8: Paying the Bill -- Part IV: The Threats -- Chapter 9: The Billionaires' War Against Social Security -- Chapter 10: The Conventional "Wisdom" is Just Plain Wrong -- Part V: Next Steps -- Chapter 11: The Threat is Great, The Stakes are High -- Chapter 12: Passing Social Security Forward: A Legacy for All Generations -- Appendix I: Additional Explanation about How Social Security Works -- Appendix II: Additional Information about Social Security Works All Generations Plan and Other Proposals, including Cost and Revenue Estimates -- Appendix III: Descriptions of Various Social Security Expansion Legislative Bills and Experts' Plans -- Appendix IV: Leading Organizations Working to Expand Social Security
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001381969
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 299 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781620970379
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014037171
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001381969
Label
Social security works! : why social security isn't going broke and how expanding it will help us all, Nancy J. Altman, Eric R. Kingson ; introduction by David Cay Johnston, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-288) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Part I: The Facts -- Chapter 1: The Changing Conversation -- Chapter 2: Social Security Works for All Generations -- Part II: The Challenges -- Chapter 3: The Precarious Lives of Today's Old -- Chapter 4: The Coming Retirement Income Crisis -- Chapter 5: The Debt Owed to Those Who Care -- Chapter 6: The New Gilded Age -- Part III: The Solutions -- Chapter 7: Expand Social Security for All Generations -- Chapter 8: Paying the Bill -- Part IV: The Threats -- Chapter 9: The Billionaires' War Against Social Security -- Chapter 10: The Conventional "Wisdom" is Just Plain Wrong -- Part V: Next Steps -- Chapter 11: The Threat is Great, The Stakes are High -- Chapter 12: Passing Social Security Forward: A Legacy for All Generations -- Appendix I: Additional Explanation about How Social Security Works -- Appendix II: Additional Information about Social Security Works All Generations Plan and Other Proposals, including Cost and Revenue Estimates -- Appendix III: Descriptions of Various Social Security Expansion Legislative Bills and Experts' Plans -- Appendix IV: Leading Organizations Working to Expand Social Security
  • Machine generated contents note: Contents -- Part I: The Facts -- Chapter 1: The Changing Conversation -- Chapter 2: Social Security Works for All Generations -- Part II: The Challenges -- Chapter 3: The Precarious Lives of Today's Old -- Chapter 4: The Coming Retirement Income Crisis -- Chapter 5: The Debt Owed to Those Who Care -- Chapter 6: The New Gilded Age -- Part III: The Solutions -- Chapter 7: Expand Social Security for All Generations -- Chapter 8: Paying the Bill -- Part IV: The Threats -- Chapter 9: The Billionaires' War Against Social Security -- Chapter 10: The Conventional "Wisdom" is Just Plain Wrong -- Part V: Next Steps -- Chapter 11: The Threat is Great, The Stakes are High -- Chapter 12: Passing Social Security Forward: A Legacy for All Generations -- Appendix I: Additional Explanation about How Social Security Works -- Appendix II: Additional Information about Social Security Works All Generations Plan and Other Proposals, including Cost and Revenue Estimates -- Appendix III: Descriptions of Various Social Security Expansion Legislative Bills and Experts' Plans -- Appendix IV: Leading Organizations Working to Expand Social Security
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001381969
Dimensions
21 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 299 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781620970379
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014037171
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001381969

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