Social Security: What Do We Need?
NPR.org, April 15, 2005 · Enacted on August 14, 1935, Social Security has served more than 200 million Americans. The idea for the program emerged out of a broad, Depression-era study of the nation's economic security. As we consider overhauling Social Security today, Taking Issue asks: What does American society need from a federal retirement program in the decades to come? What does it need from us today?
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