In this essay, I write

Imagine that Social Security had been structured to phase out, so that only those workers now over the age of 30 are required to be in the system. Under this assumed scenario, workers under age 30 would only have Social Security if they chose to participate voluntarily or if they voted as a group to continue Social Security rather than phase it out. My challenge to the Left is to come up with a convincing rationale for young workers to renew Social Security, either voluntarily as individuals or collectively as a group.

For Discussion. Try to answer the challenge.