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The 30th Anniversary Celebration of the National Academy of Social Insurance

 

—By Gloria Kim, Interim Director of Member Relations

We all know Henry’s a quick-witted fellow
(MacLaury & Guggenheim thought he excelled) – oh!
he can cut to the chase on policy matters:
"Without sound financing, all stability shatters."

Nancy’s a warm-hearted expert on pensions.
For Greenspan & senators she’s eased the dissensions
about Social Security’s past-present-future.
What a go-get-‘em pro and pension rights booster.

Internationally known writer and teacher, our Merton
the arbiter-of-choice with great skills, it is certain.
Whoever thought that a guy from the Bronx
would talk on TV with policy wonks?

Now Eric knows Social Security works;
says interdependence has so many perks.
Thru the work of his hands he reveals something new–
academicians can be practical too.

Listen up, kiddos – it’s Ted Marmor’s turn.
Up there at Yale all his students have learned
everything about health care, from bottom to top.
He made the Academy take it on – the man doesn’t stop.www.nasi.org | 11

Alicia knows all about systems of money–
to work at the Treasury’s no joke. Ain’t it funny
she’s into art/science/medicine/Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel–
but we all know her dedication to economics is real.

A man of the world is our much-traveled Larry
SSA, the World Bank – his work places vary.
But what tickles him most is this little bit:
at GAO he got a plaque for his tact and his wit.

Alas Howard Young is a youngster no longer,
but his actuarial & labor work cannot have been stronger.
Presidential Advisor, methodology prof–
his great contributions have been more than enough.

One final word more – Bill can’t be ignored
because we all know he was on the first Board.
A thinker about Social Security and retirement plans,
to staff he’s a dyed-in-the-wool Dodger’s fan.