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Social Security news and analysis from The Nation
November 11, 2019
Did the New Deal Need FDR?
His political evolution points to a different locus of power than the one liberals tend to invoke when discussing the era’s history.
May 15, 2019
Economic Security Should Be Lifelong
The US government already has the means to assure lifelong financial stability to all Americans. Here’s how we can make it happen.
April 2, 2019
When Socialism Was Tried in America—and Was a Smashing Success
For much of the 20th century, Milwaukee was run by socialists—and
magazine called it “one of the best-run cities in the U.S.”
March 29, 2019
Economic Insecurity Is Becoming the New Hallmark of Old Age
It’s time to face this country’s looming retirement crisis.
Katherine S. Newman
Rebecca Hayes Jacobs
March 14, 2019
The Price of Austerity in England
Savage cuts in social services have put county councils in crisis.
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February 8, 2019
John Dingell Kept the Faith, From the New Deal to ‘Medicare for All’
The veteran congressman, who has died at age 92, always understood that health care is a right.
January 30, 2019
Howard Schultz Is Just Like Every Other Billionaire—Afraid of Losing His Wealth and Privilege
He calls Medicare for All “far too extreme,” but he is the real extremist.
December 24, 2018
Charles Dickens Could Teach Trump a Thing or Two About how to ‘Keep Christmas Well’
A Christmas Carol
as an instruction manual. The Trump White House merely uses it as a color-coordinated prop.
October 23, 2018
Voters Must Catch On to Republicans’ Con on Health Care
The GOP’s duck-and-cover effort impedes a debate we need to have on providing universal coverage and increasing Social Security.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
October 17, 2018
The Austerity Hawks Are Coming for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid
Mitch McConnell just revealed the scheme: cut taxes for the billionaires class, create deficits, and then shred the social safety net.