Wednesday, March 30, 2005

The "Good Old Days"

Increased home ownership, college education for the kids, the travel and leisure industries. These all became unintended consequences of Social Security. Originally designed simply to keep older Americans from starving to death, it let all Americans make plans for retirement. That in turn allowed Americans to plan for other things. It's one of the things highlighted in NPR's look at Life Before Social Security. Something few Americans can remember. (NPR -- Audio)

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