Blueprint for America

Blueprint for America

by George P. Shultz (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817919955
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 778,548
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

George Pratt Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, academia, and the world of business. He is one of two individuals to have held four different federal cabinet posts; has taught at three of this country’s great universities; and for eight years was president of a major engineering and construction company. Shultz was sworn in on July 16, 1982, as the sixtieth US secretary of state, serving until January 20, 1989.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 The Domestic Landscape Michael J. Boskin 1

In Brief Spending George P. Shultz 15

Chapter 2 Entitlements and the Budget John F. Cogan 19

Chapter 3 A Blueprint for Tax Reform Michael J. Boskin 27

Chapter 4 Transformational Health Care Reform Scott W. Atlas 35

Chapter 5 Reforming Regulation Michael J. Boskin 51

Chapter 6 National and International Monetary Reform John B. Taylor 59

Chapter 7 A Blueprint for Effective Financial Reform John H. Cochrane 71

In Brief Our National Human Resources George P. Shultz 85

Chapter 8 Education and the Nation's Future Eric A. Hanushek 89

Chapter 9 Trade and Immigration John H. Cochrane 109

In Brief A World Awash in Change George P. Shultz 127

Chapter 10 Restoring Our National Security James O. Ellis Jr. James N. Mattis Kori Schake 137

Chapter 11 Redefining Energy Security James O. Ellis Jr. 151

Chapter 12 Diplomacy in a Time of Transition James E. Goodby 171

Closing Note: The Art and Practice of Governance George P. Shultz 187

Notes/References 193

Contributors 207

Index 213

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