Excerpt from Old Age Dependency in the United States: A Complete Survey of the Pension Movement This book is primarily the outcome of an attempt to find an answer to the query that sooner or later comes into the mind of every practical insurance man, in field or office, Why do t working people purchase annuities, - the simplest, surest and safest means of providing against want in old age? Answers to this query from representative individuals in the various classes of wage-earners expressed uniformly this sentiment: It is hard eugh to keep soul and body together day by day. How, then, can we make any provision for the future? The investigation was then directed to ascertain whether this sentiment was expressive of individual improvidence and pessimism, or was descriptive of a universal condition. If the latter, then what is being done by employers of labor and through legislative channels to remedy this deplorable condition? Public, collegiate and technical libraries gave little light on this subject. Current literature was all but silent, except for an occasional magazine article or newspaper reference to some corporation pension plan. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.