The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush

The Age of Deficits: Presidents and Unbalanced Budgets from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush

by Iwan Morgan
     
 

This first historical study of U.S. budget policy covering the last three decades places the budget at the center of modern American politics and adds an important dimension to the understanding of recent events.See more details below

Overview

This first historical study of U.S. budget policy covering the last three decades places the budget at the center of modern American politics and adds an important dimension to the understanding of recent events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700616855
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
11/06/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Iwan Morgan is professor of U.S. Studies and deputy director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of London. His previous books include Eisenhower versus "The Spenders," Deficit Government: Taxing and Spending in Modern America, and, most recently, Nixon.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Presidents and the Other Red Peril

2. Presidents and Balanced Budgets: A Historical Perspective

3. Jimmy Carter: Confronting the Deficit

4. Ronald Reagan: Coexisting with the Deficit

5. George H. W. Bush: Compromising on the Deficit

6. Bill Clinton: Taming the Deficit

Epilogue: Barack Obama: Dealing with Deficits and Debt in the Short Term and Long Term

Appendices: Presidential Fiscal Profiles

Notes

Index

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