The COVID-19 crisis has pulled the curtain back on America's looming retirement income crisis; a fraying of the national community; unsustainable and destructive income and wealth inequalities; and the "everyday" and extraordinary pressures on families caring for young children and persons with serious illness and disabilities. Many people's livelihoods, finances, and futures have been thrown into flux. Now more than ever, expanding Social Security is essential to addressing these challenges. Social Security Works for Everyone , an evolution of the argument Nancy J. Altman and Eric R. Kingson made in their acclaimed first book, Social Security Works , presents the case for expanding Social Security, explaining why monthly benefits need to be increased; why Americans need national paid family leave, sick leave, and long term care protections; and how we can pay for it all. Don't believe the nearly four-decade, billionaire-funded campaign to convince us that the program is destined to collapse. It isn't.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Place of Publication||New York, N.Y.|
|Publisher||The New Press|
|Number of pages||315|
|State||Published - Apr 13 2021|