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The Resource Fiscal therapy : curing America's debt addiction and investing in the future, William G. Gale

Fiscal therapy : curing America's debt addiction and investing in the future, William G. Gale

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Fiscal therapy : curing America's debt addiction and investing in the future
Title
Fiscal therapy
Title remainder
curing America's debt addiction and investing in the future
Statement of responsibility
William G. Gale
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Keeping the economy strong will require addressing two distinct but related problems. Steadily rising federal debt makes it harder to grow our economy, boost our living standards, respond to wars or recessions, address social needs, and maintain our role as a global leader. At the same time, we have let critical investments lag and left many people behind even as overall prosperity has grown. In Fiscal Therapy, William Gale, a leading authority on how federal tax and budget policy affects the economy, provides a trenchant discussion of the challenges posed by the imbalances between spending and revenue. America is facing a gradual decline as debt accumulates and delay raises the costs of action. But there is hope: fiscal responsibility aligns with both conservative and liberal goals and citizens of all stripes can support the notion of making life better for our children and grandchildren. Gale provides a plan to make the economy and nation stronger, one that controls entitlement spending but preserves and enhances their anti-poverty and social insurance roles, increases public investments on human and physical capital, and raises and reforms taxes to pay for government services in a fair and efficient way. What is needed, he argues, is to balance today's needs against tomorrow's obligations. We face significant fiscal challenges but, if we are wise enough to seize our opportunities, we can strengthen our economy, increase opportunity, reduce inequality, and build better lives for our children and grandchildren. We do not have to kill popular programs or starve government. Indeed, one main goal of fiscal reform is to maintain the vital functions that government provides. We need to act responsibly, pay for the government we want, and shape that government in ways that serve us best."--
  • "America faces two related economic challenges. Rising federal debt will hurt our economy while a fractured society has left many people behind and let critical investments lag. This book proposes a plan to solve both problems and strengthen the economy and the nation for the future"--
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Gale, William G
Dewey number
336.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Finance, Public
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Finance, Public
  • Social policy
  • United States
Label
Fiscal therapy : curing America's debt addiction and investing in the future, William G. Gale
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Introduction -- THE PROBLEM -- 2. Meet the federal budget -- basics, vocabulary, etc. -- 3. The Budget Outlook -- where we are headed -- 4. Economic Effects of Public Debt -- why where we are headed is a problem -- 5. What would a solution look like? The right target, the fiscal gap, timing and uncertainty -- ON THE ROAD TO A SOLUTION -- 6. History -- How did we get here? What do we learn from that? -- 7. Growth -- Effect of tax and spending policy changes on growth -- 8. Fairness -- How income distribution and economic mobility issues affect fiscal choices -- 9. Politics -- Political factors and public opinion as they influence fiscal policy -- SOLUTIONS -- 10. Health care -- 11. Social security and retirement -- 12. Defense and national security -- 13. The safety net and government investment -- 14. Income tax reform -- 15. Corporate/business tax reform -- 16. Consumption tax/value-added tax -- 17. Energy taxes/Carbon tax -- 18. Budget process -- CONCLUSION -- 19. Conclusion
Control code
on1044778930
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780190645410
Lccn
2018031184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044778930
Label
Fiscal therapy : curing America's debt addiction and investing in the future, William G. Gale
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. Introduction -- THE PROBLEM -- 2. Meet the federal budget -- basics, vocabulary, etc. -- 3. The Budget Outlook -- where we are headed -- 4. Economic Effects of Public Debt -- why where we are headed is a problem -- 5. What would a solution look like? The right target, the fiscal gap, timing and uncertainty -- ON THE ROAD TO A SOLUTION -- 6. History -- How did we get here? What do we learn from that? -- 7. Growth -- Effect of tax and spending policy changes on growth -- 8. Fairness -- How income distribution and economic mobility issues affect fiscal choices -- 9. Politics -- Political factors and public opinion as they influence fiscal policy -- SOLUTIONS -- 10. Health care -- 11. Social security and retirement -- 12. Defense and national security -- 13. The safety net and government investment -- 14. Income tax reform -- 15. Corporate/business tax reform -- 16. Consumption tax/value-added tax -- 17. Energy taxes/Carbon tax -- 18. Budget process -- CONCLUSION -- 19. Conclusion
Control code
on1044778930
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 335 pages
Isbn
9780190645410
Lccn
2018031184
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044778930

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