Reacting to the Spending Spree

Overview

A team of expert contributors analyze the near- and long-term implications of efforts by both the Obama and Bush administrations to fix the current financial crisis. They examine a range of issues affected by the proposed reforms, including health care, "going green," the Employee Free Choice Act, an open world economy, and more.
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Overview

A team of expert contributors analyze the near- and long-term implications of efforts by both the Obama and Bush administrations to fix the current financial crisis. They examine a range of issues affected by the proposed reforms, including health care, "going green," the Employee Free Choice Act, an open world economy, and more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817930028
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2009
  • Series: Hoover Inst Press Publication
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 162
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Anderson, the John and Jean DeNault Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the executive director of PERC - the Property and Environment Research Center, a think tank focusing on market solutions to environmental problems located in Bozeman, Montana, and professor emeritus at Montana State University. Richard Sousa is senior associate director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has been at the Hoover Institution since 1990. Sousa, an economist, specializes in discrimination, labor market issues, and K-12 education.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Terry L. Anderson Richard Sousa vii

1 Wrong Incentives from Financial System Fixes Stephen H. Haber F. Scott Kieff 1

2 Prudential Bank Regulation: What's Broke and How to Fix It Charles W. Calomiris 17

3 A Not-So-New Direction for Tax Policy Kevin A. Hassett 35

4 How Not to Invent a Patent Crisis F. Scott Kieff Henry E. Smith 55

5 At What Price, Green? Terry L. Anderson Gary D. Libecap 73

6 What's Wrong with the Employee Free Choice Act? Richard A. Epstein 89

7 Health Care One More Time Richard A. Epstein 105

8 A Mad Scramble for Infrastructure Dollars James L. Huffman 121

9 Defending an Open World Economy Jagdish Bhagwati 139

Contributors 149

Index 153

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