On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America's Future

On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America's Future

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On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America's Future by Neil Howe

Entitlements represent one of the largest and fastest-growing portions of the federal budget. They are regarded as sacrosanct by lawmakers, yet many people see them as one of the greatest threats to the American Dream. This volume argues that by sacrifi cing the future in order to pay ever-larger federal benefits through programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and federal pensions,entitlement spending has become a crushing burden to American workers.

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ISBN-13: 9780765805751
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/31/2004
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter G. Peterson is chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group. He is chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.), founding president of The Concord Coalition, and co-chair of The Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprises.

Neil Howe is a partner and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, a Virginia-based consulting firm and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A historian, economist, author, and speaker, he is the co-author (with William Strauss) of several books, including Generations, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising.

Peter G. Peterson is chairman and co-founder of The Blackstone Group. He is chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, founding chairman of the Institute for International Economics (Washington, D.C.), founding president of The Concord Coalition, and co-chair of The Conference Board Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprises.

Neil Howe is a partner and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, a Virginia-based consulting firm and senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. A historian, economist, author, and speaker, he is the co-author (with William Strauss) of several books, including Generations, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising.

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