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The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality

Author: Ganesh Sitaraman; Anne Alstott
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whenever you go to your local public library, send mail via the post office, or visit Yosemite, you are taking advantage of a longstanding American tradition: the public option. Some of the most useful and beloved institutions in American life, from public schools to museums, are public options--yet they are seldom celebrated as such. These government-supported opportunities co-exist peaceably alongside private  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sitaraman, Ganesh.
Public option.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018040631
(OCoLC)1057731937
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ganesh Sitaraman; Anne Alstott
ISBN: 9780674240568 0674240561 9780674240575 067424057X
OCLC Number: 1101967026
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 284 pages)
Contents: Part I. Understanding the public option: The limits of private action --
Why public options --
The theory of the public option --
Caveats and counterarguments --
Part II. The history of the public option: Public libraries, Social Security, and other successes --
Mixed results in education and housing --
Part III. The public option and public policy: Retirement --
Higher education --
Banking --
Child care --
Health care --
And more.
Responsibility: Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott.

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A solution to inequalities-in health care, retirement, education, recreation, communication-is as close as the public library, post office, community pool, or elementary school. The Public Option  Read more...

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In this timely and stirring call for reform, two of our nation's smartest policy thinkers recapture our past to chart our future. Sitaraman and Alstott remind us that Americans have long supported Read more...

 
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