Why do we think Social Security Numbers are obsolete?

In this episode of Parental Advisory, sponsored by IRSMedic, Claudine and I discuss the history of the Social Security Number (SSN), why the IRS uses them, and why identities thieves have such a fondness for them. Not only do you get all of that, but we also give a few examples of how ridiculously easy it is to find someone's SSN.


Spoiler alert: Towards the end of the podcast, I propose a radical solution to ending the risk of stolen Social Security Numbers… get rid of them entirely! They simply aren't needed.