Pensions Under Attack
What's behind the push to privatize public pensions

Townson, Monica
Publisher:  Lorimer/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ottawa, Canada
Year Published:  2001
Pages:  284pp   Price:  $19.95   ISBN:  1-55028-694-3
Library of Congress Number:  HD7105.35.C3T6782000   Dewey:  368.4'3'00971
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX9231

Townson discusses the forces behind the drive to privatize public pensions and its impact on the financial security of seniors. In doing so, she traces a history from Pinochet's Chile to Thatcher's Great Britain to critique Canada's move toward privatization.


Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1. Why Are Public Pensions Under Attack?
2. The Push for Privatization as the Answer to an Aging Population
3. Pinochet and the Chicago Boys Privatize Chile's Pension System
4. Margaret Thatcher Brings Opting-out to Britain's Pension System
5. Does Social Security have a Future in the U.S.?
6. Replacing the Canada Pension Plan with Individual Accounts
7. The Bottom Line on Privatization of Public Pensions in Canada

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