October 30, 1996

In this election year, voters have told candidates that one of the main issues they are concerned about is the future of Social Security, but the candidates have not addressed the issue in great detail. Perhaps that’s because both Democrats and Republicans support privatization. In the latest edition of Mother Jones magazine, Journalist Robert Dreyfuss reports that a stealth campaign is underway to privatize social security and that this effort is receiving significant political support from Democrats. What would privatization mean for the social security system? Is it inevitable? Joining us for a debate on privatization:

ROBERT DREYFUSS, Mother Jones Magazine

MICHAEL TANNER, Director of the Project on Social Security Privatization at the Cato Institute.