A Citizen's Guide to Deficits and Debt

A Citizen's Guide to Deficits and Debt

The Politics of Taxing, Spending and Borrowing

Book - 2014
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"In order to introduce the reader to the basic composition of federal spending and to the ways that the government raises revenue, Hudson begins his guide with a "map" clarifying how to navigate the federal budget. He defines basic financial vocabulary and outlines concepts by using clear charts and diagrams that both provide basis for discussion and illustrate key points. With this budget map in mind, the second part of the book lays out how the partisan divide in America helps explain the fiscal crisis. Hudson analyzes the debate on the extent of the fiscal crisis, the ways that political parties have tried to solve it, and the political events and institutions that have surrounded the crisis. This citizen's guide reveals how differing views of America inform the arguments over deficits and debt. By the time readers finish the book, they will understand that the conflict over deficits and debt is not simply about where to cut or add spending, but instead is a struggle over national priorities and visions for the future." -- Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
ISBN: 9780203079447
0203079442
9781136160066
113616006X
9781136160059
1136160051
9780415644617
0415644615
9780415644600
0415644607
9780203079447
Branch Call Number: 336.73 HUDSON
Characteristics: xiv, 173 pages ; 22 cm

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