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Subject:  Re: Social Security Date:  8/7/1999  3:38 PM
Author:  Crosenfield Number:  12953 of 94596

Those are the results for the "winners". The people who die before receiving a nickle get nothing.
When the retirement age was set at 65 in Germany years back, the life expectancy was 62.
The rates of return you calculate aren't exactly like winning the lottery, and a lot of folks never get anything at all!
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