Con to the question "Should Social Security Be Privatized?"
"The various Social Security privatization schemes, full and partial, would cost both the 'social' - that is the public, cooperative, societal - element of the program and 'security' - the rock-solid income guarantee afforded by the system. It should be rejected."
Speech at the "Saving Social Security from the Privatization Threat" Conference, Rayburn House Office Building, US House of Representatives, Jan. 21, 1999
Experts Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the privatization of Social Security; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in Social Security and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Attorney, author, and political activist
Independent Presidential Candidate, 2004, 2008
Green Party Presidential Candidate, 2000
Founder of many organizations, including: Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center, Project for Corporate Responsibility, Multinational Monitor
Founder, Center for Study of Responsive Law (CSRL), 1969
Lecturer, History and Government, University of Hartford, 1961-1963
US Army, 1959
LLB, with distinction, Harvard Law School, 1958
AB, magna cum laude, East Asian studies, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Princeton University, 1955