The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security since Reagan

By Eric Laursen. AK, $27 (9781849351010).


In this breathtakingly comprehensive and compelling analysis, Laursen shows how American economics and politics evolved to the point at which Social Security, once considered nearly sacrosanct, has come to be viewed as a government entitlement.




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