Shoup (political economy, Columbia U.) takes a comprehensive and global approach to the issue of how people pay for their governments' services, while also considering the goals, effects, and criteria of the public finance methods they use. Graced with a new introduction by Steven Medema, this edition includes such topics as the scope and effects of public finance and the criteria of public finance analysis. Under the general topic of public finance at the "micro" level Shoup covers government outlays, including expenditure administration, services, and unrequited payments, and government receipts, including sales and excise taxes, income and expenditure taxes, property taxes, and taxes on labor, import and export as well as government borrowing and inflationary finance. At the "macro" level he covers the basic framework of public finance, the optimum output pattern, full employment and capacity utilization, distribution of disposable income and economic growth, stability, and inter-governmental fiscal coordination. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
Carl S. Shoup was McVikar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University. At General MacArthur's request he led the team creating modern Japan's tax system. He was described as "the dean of contemporary public finance experts." Steven G. Medema is professor of economics at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is editor of Transaction’s Classics in Economics series.