A book event co-sponsored by The Hoover Institution
Drawing on more than fifteen years of work on Social Security policy, first in the U.S. Senate and later in the White House, Charles Blahous argues that our national Social Security debate is more polarized than it needs to be, even given the depth of legitimate differences over the program’s appropriate future direction. Unless we identify and understand our respective initial assumptions, he explains, we will not be able to fathom the conflicting policy initiatives that they drive. In Social Security: The Unfinished Work he presents some often misunderstood, basic factual background about Social Security. He discusses how it affects program participants and explains the true demographic, economic, and political factors that threaten its future efficacy. Join us for a discussion of this critical issue and options for its sustainability.
Author of Social Security: The Unfinished Work and a U.S. Public Trustee for the Social Security and Medicare Programs
Followed by a Discussion with
Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center
David C. John
Senior Research Fellow in Retirement Security and Financial Markets, The Heritage Foundation
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