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Retooling Social Security for the 21st Century: Right and Wrong Approaches to Reform

cover image of Retooling Social Security"An excellent analysis of the Social Security system... Path breaking in its recommendations... highly useful guide to reform whatever one's political convictions."

—Stanford G. Ross
Social Security Commissioner, 1978–1979

This book sheds welcome light on the raging Social Security debate. Even if solvent, argue the authors, Social Security needs reform because health, longevity, work, and migration patterns are changing. Seize the fiscal crisis as an opportunity to respond to these changing patterns, they say. Develop a blueprint that identifies "right" reforms—those that achieve fiscal balance and increase Social Security's responsiveness to today's and tomorrow's needs.

 
Retooling Social Security for the 21st Century: Right and Wrong Approaches to Reform, by C. Eugene Steuerle and Jon M. Bakija, is available from the Urban Institute Press (cloth, ISBN 0-87766-601-6, $69.50; paper, ISBN 0-87766-602-4, $25.00).

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