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Publication Date: May 2004

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Marilyn P. Watkins

Topic: Banking and finance (Personal finance and saving)
Population and demographics (Older people)

Keywords: Social Security; Privitization; Individual investment

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


Provides background information on how Social Security works, explains how it is that Americans can easily afford Social Security in the long run even as our population ages, and points out fundamental problems with proposals to privatize the program. Finally, it recommends ways we should improve Social Security to serve Americans even better.