Should the United States Privatize Social Security?


The two papers that make up the core of this book address a fundamental question in the current debate over Social Security, whether to shift, in part or entirely, from today's pay-as-you-go system to one in which individuals retain control over the investment of their funds and therefore personally bear the associated risk. John Shoven argues yes, Henry Aaron no.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Benjamin M. Friedman
  • John B. Shoven
  • Henry J. Aaron
  • Robert J. Barro
  • David M. Cutler
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, MA
Publication year:
  • 1999