SOCIAL SECURITY: New Blueprints

When he proudly put his name to the Social Security Act (Aug. 14, 1935), Architect Franklin Roosevelt observed that the law was "the cornerstone in a structure which is being built, but is by no means complete." Last year the Senate Finance Committee, beset by the clamor of other architects to improve on the plans, commissioned an Advisory Council of 25—including employers, labormen, Government officials and consumers, chairmanned by Princeton Economist James Douglas Brown—to draw up plans for rebuilding the structure. Last week the Council handed back a much amended set of...

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