This book deals with the most pressing policy problem in 1978 inflation. It introduces a quite different anti-inflation strategy into the discussion—wage and price controls. The book examines the economic effects of trucking regulation.
Introduction Section I: Anti-inflation Policy 1. Unemployment and Inflation 2. TIP for Inflation: Why and How 3. New Policies to Fight Inflation: Sources of Skepticism 4. Price-Fixing as Seen by a Price-Fixer: Part II 5. The Commitment to Permanent Inflation Section II: Regulation and Deregulation 6. The Costs and Benefits of Motor Truck Regulation 7. The Beneficiaries of Trucking Regulation 8. Deregulation of Air Transportation—Getting from Here to There Section III: Energy Policy 9. Regulating Energy: Indicative Planning or Creeping Nationalization? 10. The Use of Taxes, Regulation and Price Controls in the Energy Sector 11. Petroleum Regulation: The False Dilemma of Decontrol 12. The Decontrol of Domestic Oil Prices: An Overview Section IV: Pollution Control Policy 13. What Can We Get from Effluent Charges? 14. Spatially Differentiated Air Pollutant Emission Charges: An Economic and Legal Analysis 15. Environmental Policy and the Distribution of Benefits and Costs Section V: Income Support and Labor Market Policy 16. How Large is the Welfare Class? 17. Can Welfare Reform Eliminate Poverty? 18. The Antipoverty Effectiveness of In-Kind Transfers 19. The Estimation of Labor Supply Models Using Experimental Data 20. Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment in the United States 21. Evidence of Changes in Employment, Labor Force Participation, and Unemployment 22. Youth Labor Markets and the Military 23. Selective Employment Subsidies: Can Okun’s Law Be Repealed? Section VI: Health Care and health Insurance Policy 24. Health, Use of Medical Care, and Income 25. A Strategy for National Health Insurance 26. Contemporary Health Policy: Dealing with the Cost of Care 27. Doctors, Damages, and Deterrence: An Economic View of Medical Malpractice Section VII: Taxation Policy and Public Sector Limits 28. Proposition 13—Genesis and Consequences 29. The Limitations of Tax Limitation 30. Proposition 13: Tax Reform’s Lexington Bridge? 31. The Potential for Taxpayer Revolt in American Democracy 32. Taxation and the Taxpayers’ Revolt 33. The Roller-Coaster Income Tax 34. The Roller-Coaster Income Tax—Wisconsin Style Section VIII: Education Financing and Desegregation 35. Education 36. Tuition Tax Credit Proposals: An Economic Analysis of the 1978 Packwood/Moynihan Bill 37. Tuition Tax Credits: A Social Revolution 38. The Demographic Impact of School Desegregation Policy 39. Desegregation and Black Achievement: A Review of the Research 40. The Effect of Gun Availability on Robbery and Robbery Murder: A Cross-Section Study of Fifty Cities 41. Bringing Management Science to the Courts to Reduce Delay