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A Time for Governing: Policy Solutions from the Pages of National Affairs
     

A Time for Governing: Policy Solutions from the Pages of National Affairs

by Yuval Levin
 

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America finds itself in a moment of profound and complex governing challenges. A crushing recession and feeble recovery have shaken the foundations of our financial and economic systems. We are struggling with the exploding costs of health care and entitlement spending, and fiscal disaster looms as our society ages. American families are anxious about wage

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America finds itself in a moment of profound and complex governing challenges. A crushing recession and feeble recovery have shaken the foundations of our financial and economic systems. We are struggling with the exploding costs of health care and entitlement spending, and fiscal disaster looms as our society ages. American families are anxious about wage stagnation, barriers to social mobility, and the nation's competitiveness in an era of globalization. Meanwhile, our large governing institutions—most of them designed several decades ago—are showing signs of decay and calling out for serious reform.

National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and political economy, was launched in 2009 to help Americans think more clearly about these problems and to develop promising solutions. This book is a collection of some of the most timely and concrete policy proposals published in the journal's pages in its first three years, offering ideas for reforming our welfare state, tax system, financial regulations, monetary policy, education, state finances, and more. Each essay reflects the journal's deep concern for the future of American freedom and prosperity, as well as its conviction that in America's great strengths—especially our commitment to democratic capitalism, our ideals of liberty and equality under the law, and our roots in the longstanding traditions of the West—lie the resources needed to address today's problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594036576
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a senior editor of The New Atlantis, and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard. He has been a member of the White House domestic policy staff (under President George W. Bush), executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics, and a congressional staffer. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, and others, and he is the author, most recently, of Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy. He holds a BA from American University and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He lives in Maryland.

Meghan Clyne is the managing editor of National Affairs. She has worked as a special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, speechwriter to First Lady Laura Bush, a reporter in New York and Washington for the New York Sun, and an associate editor at National Review. Her writings have appeared in the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and elsewhere. She lives in Washington, DC.

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