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Published by University of Wisconsin Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Biography: general,
  • Central government policies,
  • Welfare & benefit systems,
  • Political Science,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • USA,
  • Political,
  • Public Policy - Social Security,
  • Political Science / Social Security,
  • Ball, Robert M,
  • Biography,
  • History,
  • Officials and employees,
  • Social Security Administration,
  • Social security,
  • United States,
  • United States.

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9466421M
ISBN 100299189503
ISBN 109780299189501

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Book Condition: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner by:   A highly recommended is a biography of Bob Ball, who served as Social Security Commissioner from and is widely regarded as "Mr. Social Security" for his successes over the years in preserving and strengthening the system. Robert M. Ball and the Politics of Social Security, by Edward D. Berkowitz, University of Wisconsin Press, Drawing on exclusive access to Robert Ball's papers and Ball's own extensive oral memoir created for this project, Edward D. Berkowitz explains how Social Security came to be America's most important social welfare program.   Robert Ball and the politics of Social Security Item Preview remove-circle Robert Ball and the politics of Social Security by Berkowitz, Edward D. Publication date Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by lotu.t on Pages:

This collection of essays and commentaries, written over six decades of Robert M. Ball's close professional and personal involvement with Social Security and updated by the author for , is. Edward D. Berkowitz, the preeminent historian of the U.S. welfare state, picked a propitious moment to publish his latest book, the story of Robert Ball, the individual most responsible for creating Social Security as we know it today. In this finely detailed history, Berkowitz portrays Ball as the consummate civil : Melvyn Dubofsky. In , Ball's biographer, historian Edward D. Berkowitz, described Ball as "the major non-Congressional player in the history of Social Security in the period between and the present." The author is with the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security : Carolyn Puckett. Everyone agrees that Social Security's future is in jeopardy—or is it? Long viewed as the "third rail" of American politics, Social Security is a major political issue, and many experts and politicians would like to restructure this program. But too few of us, young and elderly alike, really understand the origins and workings of this popular program.

A paperback edition of his book, Robert Ball and the Politics of Social Security, was published this summer, , by the University of Wisconsin Press. This article was delivered as a talk to members of Congress in mid-May,   By and large, both parties are practicing the politics of evasion. That is, they have taken Social Security and Medicare spending as a given and have ignored its impact on the rest of the budget.   Long viewed as the "third rail" of American politics, Social Security is a major political issue, and many experts and politicians would like to restructure this program. But too few of us, young and elderly alike, really understand the origins and workings of this popular program/5(4). social security, government program designed to provide for the basic economic security and welfare of individuals and their dependents. The programs classified under the term social security differ from one country to another, but all are the result of government legislation and all are designed to provide some kind of monetary payment to defray a loss of or a deficiency in income.