Ronald H. Marcks (Jens O. Parsson) wrote "Dying of Money" in 1974, at the height of the double-digit inflation then raging, analyzing its causes and accurately predicting its future. His analysis of the financing gap in Social Security was published in the Wall Street Journal in the 1980’s. He self-published the book using under the pen name Jens O Parsson and used Wellspring Press as the name of the publisher. This was named consistent with the name of a Massachusetts corporation - Wellspring, Inc. - he organized in 1970. He sold just a thousand or so copies fulfilling them himself.