Gov 2305 Chapter 3 and 4

Chapter 3

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Chapter 4

The Struggle for Democracy

By Edward Greenberg & Benjamin Page (edition 11 or 12)

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Section 4.1 of the text discusses America’s aging population. As the portion of our population in prime working years decreases, the number of Americans over 65 is increasing. We will likely hit a point when we have more people who are in need of services and less people working to support them, making sure that social security and medicare are hot political topics for years to come. This article is about how many baby boomers are choosing to retire to college towns because of affordability.

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