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True Security Rethinking American Social Insurance

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ISBN-10: 0300081944

ISBN-13: 9780300081947

Edition: 1999

Authors: Michael J. Graetz, Jerry L. Mashaw

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Social security in the USA may be the greatest triumph of American domestic policy, but true security has not been achieved. This work shows that the nation's system of social insurance is riddled with gaps, inefficiencies and inequities.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Michael J. Graetz is Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Columbia Alumni Professor of Tax Law at Columbia University and Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Yale Law School. His other books include Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth.

Prologue: Of Fables, Fears, and Fundamentals
Understanding Social Insurance
The Foundations of Social Insurance
The Social Insurance Contract
Providing Social Insurance
Pathologies of American Social Insurance
Insuring a Working Life
Insuring the Post-Work Years
Social Insurance Prior to Work
The Special Case of Medical Insurance
From Problems to Proposals
The New Social Insurance Contract
Social Insurance and Health Care
Unemployment Insurance
The Risk of Work Disability
Families with Children
Retirement Security
Institutions and Politics
Institutional Commitments
The Politics of Institutional Design
Budgetary Appendix