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Public Interest Institute at Iowa Wesleyan College 600 North Jackson Street Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641-1328

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Is the Battle for Iraq a Diversion in the War on Terror?

Social Security Alternative Already Working in Texas

February 3, 2005 at www.cnsnews.com, is reprinted with permission. Jeff Johnson is a Senior Staff Writer for CNSNews.com, a division of the Media Research Center. For more information visit www.cnsnews.com. Copyright 2005

LCMD J.M. Le Blanc

Jeff Johnson

CNSNews.com.

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1 October 2002 Department of Defense briefing with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Meyers. Available at: http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/

archive.html J. M. LeBlanc submitted this article as a response to a former "Question of the Quarter." A Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, he is currently a student in the Naval War College and has been selected as the Navy's Federal Executive Fellow at Boston University. For more information, visit www.bu.edu/iscip. Printed with permission.

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a lump-sum survivor’s benefit of $150,000 and was entitled to her late-husband’s $125,000 reserve account.

Holbrook’s anecdote underscores another aspect touted by backers of private accounts — that the money paid into them is the private property of the employee. As a result, private retirement account funds are passed on to an employee’s

heirs upon his or her death, unlike unpaid Social Security benefits,

which are forfeited to the government. This article, first publish

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To Own or Be Owned: That Is the Question

Lawrence W. Reed

continued from page 7 some people will not be satisfied until

they own the rest of us lock, stock, and barrel.Own or be owned. Take your pick. Lawrence W. Reed is President of the

Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute

headquartered in MI. Reprinted with permission. Visit

www.makinac.org for entire article.

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