The Truth About Social Security: The Founders' Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings

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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.85 inches | 1.22 pounds

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"Altman's approach is uniquely historical she looks at the speeches and writings of those who originally designed the program, like Roosevelt, and those who subsequently defended it, like Eisenhower. She also discusses Social Security as a consummation of fundamental American ideals like individualism and self-sufficiency, situating her defense within an overarching political philosophy. Altman's expertise is extraordinary. Her credentials are excellent (Altman was on the faculty of Harvard University s Kennedy School of Government and taught courses on the subject of Social Security at Harvard Law School), and this is almost certainly the most wide-ranging documentary history of Social Security available. Also, she ably draws attention to issues often neglected in debates over the program s viability; for example, she highlights the ways it has been one of the most potent legislative antidotes to poverty ever devised." --Kirkus Reviews

"Nancy Altman has dedicated her life to defending Social Security and for that, every American owes her their thanks." --Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

"Today's revisionist history seeks to hide from view the far-reaching vision of my grandfather and his colleagues in enacting Social Security and setting us on the path toward universal healthcare. The Truth About Social Security not only sets the record straight but provides a clear path for those who are still fighting for, in my grandfather's words, 'safeguards against the misfortune in this man-made world of ours.'" --James Roosevelt, Grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and former Associate Commissioner of Social Security