Social Security

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Social Security survived in the past because it is addressing a universal human need of financial security. Every person has to face the uncertainties that life can bring, be it death, disability or old age. Before the 20th century more then half of the people living in the United States lived and worked on farms ("Social"). Their economic security was provided by their extended families. When the country got to the point where more people …

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