Keeping Social Security Public

Slate has an article outlining several points for forgetting about private accounts for Social Security once and for all.  My main reason for supporting Social Security in its current form – it’s a great form of risk mitigation against negative economic circumstances for individuals, either through entrepenurial risk taking or just lousy stock market returns like today.  It guarantees everyone a baseline level of economic security in old age, so if you do better, great, and if you don’t, you at least have something.