The Government We Deserve: Responsive Democracy and Changing Expectations [NOOK Book]

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How can we reclaim a sense of ownership of government and make it respond to our needs? The Government We Deserve shows us the way with a blueprint for political and economic reform. Authors Eugene Steuerle, Edward Gramlich, Hugh Heclo and Demetra Smith Nightingale demonstrate how over the 1970s and 1980 our government made so many long-term fiscal commitments that it is losing the capacity to respond to new challenges. The Government We Deserve tells us how to avoid a budget crunch so we can deal with all the ...
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The Government We Deserve: Responsive Democracy and Changing Expectations

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Overview

How can we reclaim a sense of ownership of government and make it respond to our needs? The Government We Deserve shows us the way with a blueprint for political and economic reform. Authors Eugene Steuerle, Edward Gramlich, Hugh Heclo and Demetra Smith Nightingale demonstrate how over the 1970s and 1980 our government made so many long-term fiscal commitments that it is losing the capacity to respond to new challenges. The Government We Deserve tells us how to avoid a budget crunch so we can deal with all the economic, family, fiscal, and political challenges of the 21st century.
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Takes a visionary look at what it will take to create a constructive national dialog on political choices that the next decade will bring. Explores a sweeping range of concerns and describes eight proposals that would return ownership of the government to the American majority, with chapters on the government's changing capacity to respond, the changing political process, the role of the public sector, and the changing shape of US federalism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877668008
  • Publisher: Urban Institute Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

C. Eugene Steuerle is Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, and a columnist under the title The Government We Deserve. Among past positions, he has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Analysis (1987-89), President of the National Tax Association (2001-02), chair of the 1999 Technical Panel advising Social Security on its methods and assumptions, Economic Coordinator and original organizer of the 1984 Treasury study that led to the Tax Reform Act of 1986, President of the National Economists Club Educational Foundation, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a columnist for the Financial Times.

Edward M. Gramlich was the Richard B. Fisher Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., from 2006 until 2007. In 2005–06, Dr. Gramlich was interim provost at the University of Michigan. From 1997 to 2005, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He was the Richard A. Musgrave Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and served as dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Policy. He also served as chair of the Quadrennial Advisory Council on Social Security, first deputy and then acting director of the Congressional Budget Office, director of the Policy Research Division of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Introduction 1
2 Economic Transformations 11
3 Family Transformations 35
4 Government's Changing Capacity to Respond 57
5 Our Changing Political Process 95
6 Rethinking the Role of the Public Sector 125
App Who Does What? The Changing Shape of U.S. Federalism 173
Index 187
About the Authors 193
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