The People's Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan

The People's Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan

Eric Laursen

"Readers mystified through the yawning gulf among public opinion and present political dialogue may benefit from the history supplied in Eric Laursen’s magisterial background, 'The People's Pension: The fight to guard Social defense in view that Reagan' The ebook bargains greater than 800 pages of attention-grabbing if gory information about the lobbying efforts and incorrect information campaigns geared toward bringing this system down."—Nancy Folbre, NYTimes Economix Blog

“Laursen has given us a complete account of the 3 decade lengthy warfare opposed to Social protection. . . . it is a attention-grabbing historical past that progressives needs to study, not just to guard Social safeguard but additionally to appreciate the dynamics in the back of a good long term strategy.”—Dean Baker, writer of False gains: recuperating From the Bubble Economy

“This extraordinary background records the hydra-headed crusade to chop and kill Social protection, performed over a long time via rightwing bankers, foundations, economists, and politicians. [The People's Pension] is totally urgent.”—James okay. Galbraith, writer of The Predator State

The People's Pension is either groundbreaking background and an necessary consultant for an individual inquisitive about one of many largest matters within the upcoming election. With ninety five percentage of usa citizens partaking within the software both as beneficiaries or via their payroll tax contributions, Social safety is kind of actually the “glue” that binds americans jointly as a neighborhood. but within the aftermath of the debt aid deal among Barack Obama and congressional Republicans, the 2012 election grants to be a type of referendum at the measurement and function of government—including monetary help courses like Social safeguard. Arguing to democratize, now not disable, this system, Eric Laursen means that the one resolution for Social protection is taking it out of the government's palms altogether.

Eric Laursen is an self sufficient monetary and political journalist, activist, and commentator. The co-founder and previous dealing with editor of Plan Sponsor, for pension fund executives, Laursen can be the co-author of Understanding the Crash (2010). His paintings has seemed in a wide selection of guides, together with The Huffington publish, The Nation, Institutional Investor, The Village Voice, and Investment Dealer's Digest.

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