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The Fiscal Crisis of the State / Edition 1

The Fiscal Crisis of the State / Edition 1

by James O'Connor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765808608
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/30/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Transaction Introductionxiii
The Theoretical Bankruptcy of Traditional Economics3
Summation of the Theory of the Fiscal Crisis5
Chapter 1An Anatomy of American State Capitalism13
The Competitive Sector13
The Monopoly Sector15
The State Sector17
Wage and Price Determination in the Private Sector18
Interrelationships Between Private and State Sectors23
Surplus Capacity and Surplus Population25
Surplus Capitalists29
Wage Inflation in the State Sector30
Chapter 2Dimensions of the Crisis40
Taxation and Inflation and Working Class Solidarity42
Changes in Production Relations in Monopoly Industries44
Stability of the System: State Capitalism's Three Options46
Managed Recession and Wage and Price Controls48
A Social-Industrial Complex?51
Chapter 3Political Power and Budgetary Control in the United States64
A Political Framework for Budgetary Analysis: The Federal Government65
Budgetary Principles of the Feudal and Early Capitalist State70
State Capitalist Budgetary Principles and Control72
Congress and the Executive: Contemporary Relationship79
Political Power and Budgetary Control: State and Local Government82
The "Challenge to Federalism"89
Chapter 4Social Capital Expenditures: Social Investment97
Social Investment: Physical Capital101
Social Investment: Transportation105
Social Investment: Human Capital111
Chapter 5Social Capital Expenditures: Social Consumption124
Suburban Exploitation of the City125
Social Consumption in the Suburb130
Social Consumption in the City133
From Urban Renewal to Regional Planning135
Economic Insecurity and Social Insurance137
Chapter 6Social Expenses of Production: The Warfare-Welfare State150
Surplus Capital and the Warfare State151
Surplus Population and the Welfare State158
Political Struggle and the Modern Welfare System162
Surplus Capitalists and Socialism for the Rich168
AppendixThe Social Expenses of Environmental Pollution175
Chapter 7Financing the Budget: State Enterprise and State Debt179
State Enterprise: General Considerations180
State Enterprise in Europe183
The State Debt: Historical Aspects188
Federal Government Debt in the United States189
State and Local Government Debt193
Chapter 8Financing the Budget: The Tax State203
Ideologies of Tax Exploitation203
Taxation of the Capitalist Class205
Tax Exploitation of the Working Class208
Revenue Sharing and the Crisis of Federalism211
Chapter 9The Scope and Limits of Capitalist Reform221
Taxable Capacity and the Tax Revolt226
Movements of State Workers236
Movements of State Clients243
Counterattack by the State246
Beyond Reform249

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