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Social Security Under the Gun

What Every Citizen Needs to Know

Arthur Benavie

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

With all of the competing information in the news these days about how--and whether--to reform Social Security, how is a concerned citizen to know which is the right path? This book is the answer. Arthur Benavie gives readers the tools necessary to make decisions on this subject that they and their children will not regret. The US public has been offered false information on this issue, told that Social Security is going bankrupt unless it is reformed immediately. Benavie refutes these arguments and separates the economic facts from ideological value judgments. This book is an invaluable guide to understanding and making informed decisions about one of our most important social welfare systems.
With all of the competing information in the news these days about how--and whether--to reform Social Security, how is a concerned citizen to know which is the right path? This book is the answer. Arthur Benavie gives readers the tools necessary to make decisions on this subject that they and their children will not regret. The US public has been offered false information on this issue, told that Social Security is going bankrupt unless it is reformed immediately. Benavie refutes these arguments and separates the economic facts from ideological value judgments. This book is an invaluable guide to understanding and making informed decisions about one of our most important social welfare systems.

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"This well-written and well-argued primer...gives a lucid account of the dollars-and-cents details..."--Publishers Weekly
"If you are planning to retire any time in the next 75 years, you ought to read this book. It is a clear and knowledgeable look at the way Social Security works now and can work in the future, and an unprejudiced account of the various proposals for 'saving' the system. And then you can explain it all to your children." --Robert M. Solow, Nobel laureate in economics and professor emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"...the most well written, informative, easy to understanding guide outlining the issues of Social Security solvency I have seen."--Solomon W. Polachek, SUNY Binghamton
"This well-written and well-argued primer...gives a lucid account of the dollars-and-cents details..."--Publishers Weekly
"If you are planning to retire any time in the next 75 years, you ought to read this book. It is a clear and knowledgeable look at the way Social Security works now and can work in the future, and an unprejudiced account of the various proposals for 'saving' the system. And then you can explain it all to your children." --Robert M. Solow, Nobel laureate in economics and professor emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"...the most well written, informative, easy to understanding guide outlining the issues of Social Security solvency I have seen."--Solomon W. Polachek, SUNY Binghamton

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Arthur Benavie

  • Arthur Benavie is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is author of Deficit Hysteria and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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Social Security Under the Gun

What Every Citizen Needs to Know

Arthur Benavie

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