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How Secure is Social Security
Source: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions | Type: Lesson
This lesson will provide students a solid understanding of the Social Security program, its history and operation and some of the current problems it is facing. It will also give students the opportunity to examine the effectiveness of several possible solutions including President Bush's proposal to set up personal accounts. Provided by NewsHour Extra.
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- Cost/Benefit Analysis
- Economic History
- Opportunity Cost
- Public Services
- Role of Government
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This will give the students lots of knowledge about social security. I like the way the research is divided up and feel the students will understand much better how precarious the system is once they have completed this lesson.