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 inand the necessity ofsurmounting 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.
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