The CSIS Strengthening of America Commission First Report

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  • ISBN-13: 9780892062119
  • Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Publication date: 10/28/1992
  • Pages: 182

Table of Contents

Why This Report? 5
Why Now? 9
Executive Summary 13
List of Commission Members 31
Why America Must Change Course 33
Stagnant Productivity Growth and Our Standard of Living 35
The Need To Encourage Saving 39
Diminished Returns from Investments in Human Resources and Management 44
The Crisis in Federal Institutions 55
A Growth Plan To Strengthen America 59
I Getting Our Fiscal House In Order 60
The Challenge: Deficit Reduction and Tax Reform 62
Blueprint for Action 87
II An Investment Program to Promote Economic Growth 103
Restructure Education and Training 103
Strengthen the American Industrial Base 120
III Making Washington Work: Restructure the Way Government Makes Economic Policy 133
Restructure the White House 133
Restructure the Congress 135
Change the Culture of the Federal Agencies 137
What Will It Take to Put Our Economic House in Order? 141
1991 Commission Meeting Agendas 146
Commission Staff 148
Commission Working Groups 149
Bibliography 152
Appendix: Separate Opinions of Commission Members 162
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