We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money

We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money

by Edward D. Kleinbard

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ISBN-13: 9780190496685
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Edward D. Kleinbard is the Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law and a Fellow at The Century Foundation. Prior to these appointments, Professor Kleinbard served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Congress's Joint Committee on Taxation, the nonpartisan tax resource to Congress.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: OUR FISCAL SOUL IN PERIL
Chapter 1: The Happiness of Society
Chapter 2: Our Descent from Moral Philosophy to Narcissism
Chapter 3: Our Dismal Report Card
Chapter 4: Inequality Defenders, Deniers and Dissemblers
Chapter 5: The Growth Fairy

PART II: STARVING OUR FISCAL SOUL
Chapter 6: An Overweight Government?
Chapter 7: Are High Taxes Killing Us?
Chapter 8: The Hidden Hand of Government Spending
Chapter 9: A Field Guide to False Fiscal Crises

PART III: RECLAIMING OUR FISCAL SOUL
Chapter 10: Government Investment
Chapter 11: Government As Insurer
Chapter 12: From Progressive Tax to Progressive Fiscal System
Chapter 13: The Better Base Case
Chapter 14: Conclusion: We Are Better Than This

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jackdav38 More than 1 year ago
A comprehensive, well-argued , argument as to how government should exercise both its tax and spending power. (There are lots of overlap between the 2, as he shows in his chapter on tax expenditures.) Despite being over 500 pages, We are Better Never is rarely repetitive.  Subjects tackled: supply-side economics (called the growth fairy," )inequality, tax progressivity, what Adam Smith really believed in, etc. A invaluable book.