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The President and American Capitalism Since 1945$
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Mark H. Rose and Roger Biles

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056524

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056524.001.0001

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The President and American Retirement Planning

The President and American Retirement Planning

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The President and American Capitalism Since 1945

Paula K. Gajewski

University Press of Florida

In 1974, President Gerald Ford signed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which revolutionized American private retirement practices. The legislation created the Individual Retirement Account (IRA), the cornerstone of modern retirement planning. The creation of massive individual and corporate retirement accounts has significantly reshaped financial markets.

Keywords:   Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, Individual Retirement Account (IRA), Retirement planning, Gerald Ford

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