Archive for the ‘The People’s Pension’ Category

It’s All About the Taxes

It’s a simple question that progressive types – and many non-Washingtonians, for that matter –ask themselves all the time: If Social Security needs more money in coming decades, why not just raise the payroll tax? It’s how we’ve done it in the past, why can’t we just do it again? The reason is that the […]

Democracy Now: Ryan’s Push to Dismantle Social Security

   

Reading FDR’s Mind: “Full Funding” and the Original Intent of Social Security

What kind of a program did Franklin Delano Roosevelt want Social Security to be? A narrowly designed, fully self-funded system, or a more expansive institution whose funding sources might change over time? Today’s three-way struggle between progressives, conservatives, and the center-right over Social Security’s future makes the question of FDR’s “original intent” more timely than […]

“The People’s Pension” Available as an Ebook

Quick note for all of you who like your reading compact and fully mobile: The People’s Pension – the book – is now available as an ebook from Amazon.com for $10.99. Meanwhile, don’t forget to check the People’s Pension Facebook page for news about my upcoming tour in support of the book. New York, Boston, […]

Book Launch for ‘The People’s Pension’ in NYC

What: Book launch event for The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan When: Fri., April 27, 7 p.m. Where: Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., New York, NY 10002 (just south of East Houston St.) The People’s Pension is out after some years of my own struggle to research it, write it,  […]

First Review in on “The People’s Pension”

The first review of The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan, is out, and it’s good. Ken Buffin is one of our leading actuaries as well as an economist and statistician.  He has been studying, consulting on, and writing about Social Security throughout the period I cover in my book. In […]

People’s Pension – the Book – Available Soon

It’s been a long time in the works, but The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan will be available from booksellers by approximately mid-March. The worthy folks at AK Press are bringing out my book, which traces the 30-year war against Social Security and the struggle to defend it. You can […]