Financing Economic Security in the United States

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INDEX
Ability principle, 13, 16, 120, 143, 144, 160, 173, 176; British system departs from, 20; characteristics, 17, 19; choice of government, 36; compromise between need principle and, 21, 60, 144, 154, 163, 164, 180; emphasized by Congress, 163; government turned to, 45; no technical reason for emphasis upon, 155; perpetuated in Social Security Act, 40, 44; under capitalism, 20
Ability to pay, attempts to estimate state and local, 168; measurement of, 150-55; tax a collection according to, 45
Accounting, uniform, 168
Act of February 15, 1934, 32, 33
Adams Act of 1906, 35n
Aged, see Old age
Agencies, private: expenditures in rural and town areas, 26
Agencies, public: balance wheels for business cycles, 107; forced to assume burden of relief, 27; insufficiently co-ordinated, 9, 10; reorganized, 182
Agricultural labor, 42n, 179
Agriculture, Secretary of, 35n
Aid, see Relief
Akron, Federal aid, 27
Alabama, relief obligations, 65, 71
American Association for Social Security, 182
American Federation of Labor, 4n
Annuities, old age, see Insurance, old age
Arkansas, relief obligations, 65
Baltimore, cash relief, 13
Banks, checking accounts expanded, 112; difficulty confronting, 113; effect of Government borrowing on assets of, 111; employees of national, 187; increase in deposits, 136; investment of assets in the public debt, 112; per capita resources as measure of state economic capacity, 66
Barbour, W. Warren, 183
Beer taxes, 83
Berle, A. A., study of corporate concentration, 6
Betters, P. V., quoted, 27
Big Business (Twentieth Century Fund), 6
Blind, aid to, 12, 39, 47, 155, 156
Block aid, 18
Bonds, government, see Borrowing
Borrowing, Public and the management of security funds, 120, 131-38, 170; as source of relief funds, 83, 120, 166; augment loanable funds, 112; burden of unemployment shifted through, 82; effect upon business, 131; effect upon Federal debt, 132; influence upon distribution of income, 81; reduction in purchasing power may be avoided by, 136; state bonds, 83; tax- exempt bonds, 97; unbalanced budget leads to, 111
Britain, see England; Great Britain
Brookings Institution, 10, 65
Budget, inflationary effect of unbalanced, 135; need not be balanced in depression times, 107, 108; spending program accompanied by unbalanced, 111
Buehler, A. G., quoted, 121
Building projects, WPA, 184

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