Bucking The Deficit: Economic Policymaking In America, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bucking The Deficit

Economic Policymaking In America, 1st Edition

By G Calvin Mackenzie, Saranna Thornton


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For years now, Americans have called for a balanced budget, debt reduction, and fiscal sanity. Yet the federal government continues to spend beyond its income, driving the level of federal debt up and public confidence down. Why is that? Why have the monsters of public finance?pork-barrel spending, entitlements, and the deficit?remained unchecked f

Table of Contents

Preface -- 1 The American Economy: Concepts and Theories --2 Development of the Modern Political Economy -- 3 Making Economic Policy -- 4 Dilemmas of Contemporary Economic Policy -- 5 Looking to the Future

About the Authors

G. Calvin Mackenzie holds the endowed chair of Distinguished Presidential Professor of American Government and is chair of the Department of Government at Colby College. Saranna Thornton is assistant professor of economics at Colby College.

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