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|ISBN:||9780737763225 0737763221 9780737763232 073776323X|
|Description:||233 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||ch. 1. Is current government spending wasteful? Government employees are overcompensated / Andrew G. Biggs and Jason Richwine --
Government spending is not wasted on the federal workforce / John Gravois --
The new health care law worsens inefficiencies in spending / Christopher J. Conover --
Repealing the new health care law would increase wasteful spending / Jonathan Cohn --
Education vs. incarceration / Steven Hawkins --
Spending on education should be reduced / Neal McCluskey --
ch. 2. Should government spending allow deficits and debt? The United States should adopt a balanced budget amendment / Steven G. Calabresi --
The United States should not adopt a balanced budget amendment / Rich Lowry --
The United States has a deficit problem that threatens its future / Richard A. Posner --
The United States needs to address two distinct budget deficits / Henry J. Aaron --
The large debt ratio in the United States needs to be reduced / Nicola Moore --
A large debt ratio is not necessarily a problem / Robert J. Shiller --
ch. 3. How do government spending policies affect the economy? Increased stimulus spending can help end the recession / Lawrence H. Summers --
Increased stimulus spending will not end the recession / Brian Riedl --
Government spending does not kill jobs / Alan S. Blinder --
Government spending kills jobs / John Hayward --
The Bush tax cuts have had a disastrous fiscal impact / Michael Linden and Michael Ettlinger --
The Bush tax cuts were good for economic growth / Andrew Foy and Brenton Stransky --
ch. 4. How must government spending change to meet future challenges? The early retirement age for receiving social security should be raised / Andrew G. Biggs --
The retirement age for receiving social security does not need to be raised / David Rosnick --
Government spending on clean energy should be increased / Christian Parenti --
Government investment in clean energy will harm the economy / Ronald Bailey --
Defense spending should be cut / Thomas R. Eddlem --
Defense spending should not be cut / Gary Schmitt and Tom Donnelly.
|Series Title:||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
|Responsibility:||Noël Merino, book editor.|
- Government spending policy -- United States.
- United States -- Appropriations and expenditures.
- Budget deficits -- United States.
- Budget deficits.
- Expenditures, Public.
- Government spending policy.
- United States.
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