The Foundation of Social Security: U.S. Comparison to the German model
You have an interesting topic, but you need to explore it from a historical perspective. For instance, the title of the paper suggests that you are going to examine the foundations of the two programs. Instead, you keep drawing your conversation into the present as a critique of the program. To really achieve the research goals of this project you need to:
1. Define the German program—why did the newly industrialized German society realize that a compulsory old-age insurance program would benefit their society?
2. Why do industrialized societies create social insurance programs? You make the case that these programs are a unique outgrowth of industrialization—why?
3. Why do European nations follow Germany’s lead and create their own programs?
4. Why is the US slower?
5. Who inspires these programs in America?
6. What pieces do they borrow from Germany as they build their model?
7. Finally, an analysis of the successes and failures. How many people have been helped?
What are the financial challenges in the way they are funded?
As you go through the next draft, please meet with a consultant from the Writing and Learning Center to insure your sentences are clear. You have several wordy/confusing sentences. Finally, you need to make sure you are including citations/references for your statements.