Social Security at 75: The Legacy and Vision

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June 22, 2010

Social Security at 75: The Legacy and Vision

9 am - 4:30 pm
13th Floor Ballroom
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC

Social Security helped pave a humane path out of the Great Depression in 1935 as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s broad agenda that lifted the poor and fostered the growth of a strong middle class. In today’s Great Recession, pundits question whether we can still afford Social Security’s promise to empower the vulnerable and sustain a vibrant middle class for tomorrow’s working families. The National Academy of Social Insurance sponsored this forum to explore lessons from history that shed light on the future. CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker took part in a sesssion titled "Fiscal Status of Social Security and the Federal Budget." RSVP here.