People's Pension The Struggle to Defend Social Security since Reagan

ISBN-10: 1849351015
ISBN-13: 9781849351010
Edition: 2012
Authors: Eric Laursen
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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: AK Press
Publication date: 5/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 750
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

“Laursen has given us a comprehensive account of the three decade long war against Social Security. . . . This is a fascinating history that progressives must learn, not only to protect Social Security but also to understand the dynamics behind an effective long-term strategy.”—Dean Baker, author ofFalse Profits: Recovering From the Bubble Economy“This magnificent history documents the hydra-headed campaign to cut and kill Social Security, conducted over decades by rightwing bankers, foundations, economists, and politicians. [The People's Pension] is utterly urgent.”—James K. Galbraith, author ofThe Predator StateThe People's Pensionis both groundbreaking history and an indispensable guide for anyone concerned about one of the biggest issues in the upcoming election. With 95 percent of Americans participating in the program either as beneficiaries or through their payroll tax contributions, Social Security is quite literally the “glue” that binds Americans together as a community. Yet in the aftermath of the debt reduction deal between Barack Obama and congressional Republicans, the 2012 election promises to be a kind of referendum on the size and role of government—including economic support programs like Social Security. Arguing to democratize, not disable, the program, Eric Laursen suggests that the only solution for Social Security is taking it out of the government's hands altogether.Eric Laursenis an independent financial and political journalist, activist, and commentator. The co-founder and former managing editor ofPlan Sponsor, a magazine for pension fund executives, Laursen is also the co-author ofUnderstanding the Crash(2010). His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Huffington Post,The Nation,Institutional Investor,The Village Voice, andInvestment Dealer's Digest.

Prologue
Social Security and the Reagan Revolution (1981-83)
A New Deal
"A Despicable Thing"
The "Third Rail" of American Politics
"Watching for the Commission"
The Compromise of 1983
The Movement against Social Security is Born (1983-94)
Making the Case
"Generational Equity"
The War against the Geezers
The Anti-Deficit Obsession
The Struggle for Austerity
Bob Kerrey Gets His Pulpit
Tax Cuts and Magic Bullets
Selling Privatization (1994-96)
"Just About Unanimous"
Privatization Repackaged
Wall Street Enlists
"What's In it for Me?"
Scary Numbers
The "Intergenerational Chain Letter"
Modest Proposals
Chile's Pension Revolution
Mating Dance (1996-99)
The Pension Revolution Comes Home
"Save Social Security First"
The Debate Hits the Road
Democratic Backlash
"So Surreal You Wouldn't Believe It"
The Unbridgeble Gulf
Washington Politics and Public Opinion
The Social Security Electron (1999-2000)
The Politics of Prosperity
Bush vs. Gore
The Road to Florida
The Ownership Society (2001-05)
The Vanishing Surplus
A Zero-to-One Shot
The Bush Commission Punts
Guns and Butter
Reaching for a Mandate
Karl Rove's Dream
Bush Rolls the Dice
"We Need Public Pressure"
Propaganda and Politicization
A Tipping Point
The Republican Debate
Back to Austerity (2006-11)
"No One Is Talking Anymore About a 'Permanent Republican Majority"
The Rebirth of the Pain Caucus
Obama vs. McCain
Obama Stumbles
The Deficit Commission
The Return to Austerity
The Retirement Crisis
Epilogue
Bibliographic Note
Notes
Index

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