Setting Domestic Priorities: What Can Government Do?

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Brookings Institution, 1992 - Government spending policy - 318 pages
This work aims to examine social and domestic policy choices confronting the United States government. With governments facing large deficits and slowly growing revenues, and with public distrust in the efficiency of government at all-time highs, the authors focus on education and training, homelessness, crime, support for research and science, and investment in public works. They evaluate which current activities should be curtailed and which should be expanded, while providing estimates of the cost of doing so, and of the country's ability to pay.

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What Can Government Do?
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Charles Louis Schultze was born in Alexandria, Virginia on December 12, 1924. During World War II, he served for three years in the Army and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He received a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in economics from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland. He was on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1952 to 1959, then left to teach at Indiana University. He was worked as deputy budget director under President John F. Kennedy, budget director under President Lyndon B. Johnson, and chief economic adviser under President Jimmy Carter. He was a research scholar at Brookings Institution in Washington for 45 years. He wrote several books including Memos to the President: A Guide Through Macroeconomics for the Busy Policymaker. He died on September 27, 2016 at the age of 91.

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