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James W. Russell
author of Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis

James W. Russell is the author of eight books, including Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis (Beacon Press). An authority on retirement policy in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, he led one of the first employee movements to successfully challenge the dominant trend and replace a 401(k)-like plan with a more secure traditional pension plan. He has taught at universities in the United States and as a Fulbright professor in Mexico and the Czech Republic. He currently teaches public policy at Portland State Univesity in Oregon. He is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.

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