Happy Birthday Social Security!
Happy (belated) 80th birthday Social Security! To celebrate the program that keeps more than 22 million Americans out of poverty every year, we’re joined by Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, who joins us from the road in between birthday parties for Social Security in states across the country. We discuss recent attacks on the program with Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Rebecca sits down with Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging, to explore the myth that senior poverty is a thing of the past. And last but certainly not least, we’re joined by Mike Konczal, a fellow with the Roosevelt Institute and contributor to The Nation and Dissent to discuss the flaws in the conservative “voluntarism fantasy,” a world in which private charity fulfills all public needs.