What Will Security Cost?

April 1943
New Republic;4/19/43, Vol. 108 Issue 16, Special Section p528
Speculates the cost of the social security program proposed by the National Resources Planning Board (NRPB) in the United States. Factors responsible for the amount of money to be paid; Report that the NRPB plan makes no detailed recommendations as to the proportions of contribution related to social insurance to be made by the assured and the government; View that much further work needs to be done before legislation is drafted; Report that an integral part of the whole program is to assure full employment; Recommendation of the board that the safeguard of a substantial contribution to the social-security funds from the public treasury be met by progressive taxation; The board recommends that the economic effect of the social-security taxes and benefits be taken into consideration in the total fiscal planning of the government; View that the outstanding virtue of the report is that it pays careful attention to its main objective--full employment.


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