We may be preoccupied with fixing the economy, but the mother of all bailouts, the restructuring of the Social Security system, is just around the corner. Fortune’s Allan Sloan takes a look at the troubled retirement program, why it’s more important now than ever—and how lawmakers can repair it.
THE AUTHOR ALLAN SLOAN AND HIS SOCIAL SECURITY CARD. NO, THAT’S NOT HIS REAL NUMBER.
The Next Great Bailout Photograph by Henry Leutwyler
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Fortune Magazine August 17, 2009