Thomas Matzzie is a policy analyst at Campaign for America's Future where he coordinates the campaign's Social Security project. He is co-author of Social Security and Medicare: Myths, Lies, and Realities.
Social Security: The Phony Crisis, by Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot. University of Chicago Press, 176 pages, $22.00.
Economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot lay out a devastating critique of those who say Social Security is going broke and that something drastic needs to be done. Their useful book deconstructs the gimmicks, accounting tricks, and rhetorical devices used by those who advocate overhauling the system.