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Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title explores whether government spending -- on education, health care, and earmark projects -- is wasteful, whether government spending should allow deficits and debt, the impact spending policies have on the economy, and ways spending must change to meet future challenges, like the increase in retirees, the evolving clean energy industry, and the changing needs of the nation's defense. The viewpoints are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737763225 0737763221 9780737763232 073776323X
OCLC Number: 783171185
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.

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This title explores whether government spending -- on education, health care, and earmark projects -- is wasteful, whether government spending should allow deficits and debt, the impact spending policies have on the economy, and ways spending must change to meet future challenges, like the increase in retirees, the evolving clean energy industry, and the changing needs of the nation's defense. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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