This book explains the history and principles of the social security system. It explains why social security is sound and documents the covert war against social insurance that dates back to the passage of the Social Security Act in 1935, explaining how the opposition emerged with a vengeance.

chapter 1|22 pages

Myth Versus Reality in Social Security

It Ain't What People Don't Know

chapter 6|25 pages

The Enemies Regroup

’Rallying 'Round Reagan

chapter 7|27 pages

Presidential Attitudes Toward Social Security

Only Desperate Men with Their Backs to the Wall

chapter 8|16 pages

The Special Problem of Health Care

The Fortunes to Be Made

chapter 9|4 pages

Some Final Words