Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is a Professor Emeriti of History at U.C. Davis and a Scholar in Residence at the Center for the Study of Right-Wing Movements at U.C. Berkeley. Her most recent book is "The World Split Open: How the Modern Women’s Movement Changed America."
An army of economists and pundits have debunked the president's claims that Social Security is in "crisis." What they don't publicize, however, is that the president's plan for private accounts would deepen the crisis faced by vast numbers of elderly women.