The Privatization of Social Security

Join Talk of the Nation for a discussion about America's SocialSecurity program. Some economists expect the program to run short of money by the year 2030. Earlier this month a government panel offered suggestions to revamp our nationalretirement program. Join Ray Suarez and his guests for a discussion about the most controversial proposal put forward: privatizing a large portion of the social security system. That's next on Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: Dean Baker Economist, Economic Policy Institute, Washington D.C. Author, The study, Robbing the Cradle? A Critical Assessment of Generational Accounting Larry Thompson Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, Washington D.C. Former Deputy Commissioner for Social Security, 1993-1996 Listeners call in

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