Date of Defense



Finance and Commercial Law

First Advisor

Dr. Judith Swisher

Second Advisor

Scott Willams


Debate has raged during the past few years over whether or not the Social Security program is in need of reform and, if so, how to best reform it. This paper gives a brief history of social insurance, an explanation of the current structure and financial status of the Social Security program, and an analysis of three proposals for change. Arguments against privatization and reform in general are also discussed and refuted, and a prediction of how Social Security's insolvency will eventually be solved is offered.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only