Facing Tough Choices: Balancing Fiscal and Social Deficits

Facing Tough Choices: Balancing Fiscal and Social Deficits

by Steven R. Eastaugh


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Eastaugh provides a blend of descriptive and prescriptive economics, as well as a thorough examination of our current fiscal and monetary policies and problems. With an eye to the impact of special interest politics, he shows the difficulties in—and the necessity of—surmounting our fiscal, educational, trade, productivity, and health care accessibility deficits. This synthesis of currently available information will be invaluable in public administration and public finance courses, as well as public policy programs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275947484
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/07/1994
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)

About the Author

STEVEN R. EASTAUGH is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University. The winner of numerous awards, he is the author of six books, including Health Care Finance and Health Care Economics (Auburn House, 1992) as well as more than sixty journal articles.

Table of Contents


Deficits as Financial Dreamland

Special Interest Politics

Tax Policy and Sharing the Burden: Incentives and Alternatives for the Future

Trade Deficits and Economic Restructuring

Improving Productivity for a Better Standard of Living

Education and Productivity Enhancement for a Better Tomorrow

Health Care Reform: Enhancing Productivity and Solving the Access Deficit

Social Security: Sacred Cow or Third Rail in American Politics?

Looking to the Future

Appendix: The 49 Major Policy Proposals



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