A funny, smart, and engaging book on Social Security? You bet!
Let Bill and Betty Boomer, their parents Ed and Ethel Elderly, and
the young married Steve and Sue Sprout take you through the
thickets of this thorny issue. You will come to understand why
people are so worried about Social Security, how it operates, how
we can keep it going, the problems we would face under a privatized
system, and why Americans have always chosen to shore up this
important program. You will learn about the system and the current
debates surrounding it--and find yourself enjoying it at the same
Barbara R. Bergmann is Professor Emerita, University of
Maryland and The American University. Jim Bush is the editorial
cartoonist for the Providence Journal.