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The Battle for Social Security: From FDR's Vision To Bush's Gamble
The Battle for Social Security: From FDR's Vision To Bush's Gamble
by Nancy J. Altman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $22.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Social Security books ever, November 8, 2005
I was the Commissioner of Social Security under three Presidents (Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon), I began working on Social Security on January 1, 1939, and I have read just about every book written on the subject. The Battle for Social Security is the best Social Security book to come out in a long time, and indeed is among the best ever written on the subject. It is a lively and highly readable journey through the establishment of Social Security, its expansion, and the present attack on the program's principles. Written in an accessible style, it will inform all readers, nonexpert and expert alike, about the dramatic history of Social Security and why the program should remain as it is currently structured. I urge everyone with a stake in the present battle over Social Security - that means everyone - to read this book.
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