Social Security: Prospects for Real Reform

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Since 1979 when the Cato Institute published his seminal Social Security: The Inherent Contradiction, Peter J. Ferrara has become recognized as one of the leading authorities on social security. This book, edited by Ferrara, represents a comprehensive analysis of the continuing problems of the social security system. It is required reading for anyone concerned with social security, the single largest item on the domestic budget.

Ferrara has contributed two original chapters to this volume — including an in‐​depth presentation of his much‐​discussed proposal for Super IRAs — and brought together a truly distinguished group of contributors. The list includes former SSA chief actuary A. Haeworth Robertson, Heritage Foundation domestic policy director Stuart Butler, former Treasury Department officials Norman Ture and Paul Craig Roberts, and David Ransom of H.C. Wainwright Co.

Social Security: Prospects for Real Reform details the problems with the Greenspan Commission’s reforms, points to disturbing generational trends, and offers a realistic plan for improving America’s retirement security.