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The US deficit, Kathy Jennings and Lynn M. Zott, book editors

Label
The US deficit
Title
The US deficit
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Jennings and Lynn M. Zott, book editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume explores the topics relating to the vastly differing approaches to the various causes and proposed solutions to the U.S. budget deficit by presenting varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that comprise these issues. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
339.5/230973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ2051
LC item number
.U7 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Opposing viewpoints
Label
The US deficit, Kathy Jennings and Lynn M. Zott, book editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-250) and index
Contents
  • Deficit reduction must take place before job growth can occur
  • Peter D. Schiff
  • Debate over deficit reduction is more about politics than the economy
  • Christopher Hayes
  • Poor economic policy does more harm to the economy than a large deficit
  • Daniel Berger
  • ch. 2.
  • What role should taxes play in deficit reduction?
  • Raising taxes can help reduce the budget deficit
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • ch. 1.
  • Raising taxes will not resolve the budget deficit
  • Tino Sanandaji and Arvid Malm
  • Placing limits on tax expenditures will raise revenue and lower the budget deficit
  • Martin Feldstein
  • Tax increases for wealthy Americans would greatly reduce the deficit
  • Robert Reich
  • The price of taxing the rich
  • Robert Frank
  • Tax reform is necessary to reduce the deficit
  • Barack Obama
  • What are some key issues in the debate over the deficit?
  • Reducing the deficit through tax reform is unrealistic
  • Len Burman
  • ch. 3.
  • Will cuts to entitlement programs reduce the deficit?
  • Cuts to entitlements and other programs are essential to reduce the deficit
  • Michael Tanner
  • Cuts to crucial government programs will make the deficit larger
  • Mike Whitney
  • Medicare reforms benefiting middle and lower income Americans could reduce the deficit
  • Michele Swenson
  • Deficit reduction is crucial to strengthen the US economy
  • Cutting Medicare spending is unnecessary because it is an affordable program
  • James Kwak
  • Social security spending is a major contributor to the deficit and must be cut
  • Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Social security does not add to the deficit and cuts could destroy the program
  • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Cuts should be made to health care costs, not to entitlement programs
  • Alan S. Blinder
  • Entitlement spending must be cut because the US population is aging
  • Charles Blahous
  • Carla Fried
  • ch. 4.
  • Should defense spending be cut to reduce the deficit?
  • Cutting defense spending will reduce the deficit and increase national security
  • David Morris
  • The dangerous debate over cutting military spending
  • Robert J. Samuelson
  • Cutting defense spending should be done carefully to preserve national security
  • Dick K. Nanto and Mindy R. Levit
  • The US defense budget is bloated and can be easily cut
  • Taylor Marvin
  • Deficit reduction will not strengthen the US economy
  • Past presidential administrations provide a blueprint for sustainable defense spending
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman
  • Reforming the defense industry will help cut defense spending and the deficit
  • August Cole
  • America can no longer afford to keep the world safe
  • Will Wilkinson
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Job growth will lead to US economic recovery and deficit reduction
  • Dean Baker
Control code
5617366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780737760507
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012023738
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1353794
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783171217
  • (OCoLC)783171217
Label
The US deficit, Kathy Jennings and Lynn M. Zott, book editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-250) and index
Contents
  • Deficit reduction must take place before job growth can occur
  • Peter D. Schiff
  • Debate over deficit reduction is more about politics than the economy
  • Christopher Hayes
  • Poor economic policy does more harm to the economy than a large deficit
  • Daniel Berger
  • ch. 2.
  • What role should taxes play in deficit reduction?
  • Raising taxes can help reduce the budget deficit
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • ch. 1.
  • Raising taxes will not resolve the budget deficit
  • Tino Sanandaji and Arvid Malm
  • Placing limits on tax expenditures will raise revenue and lower the budget deficit
  • Martin Feldstein
  • Tax increases for wealthy Americans would greatly reduce the deficit
  • Robert Reich
  • The price of taxing the rich
  • Robert Frank
  • Tax reform is necessary to reduce the deficit
  • Barack Obama
  • What are some key issues in the debate over the deficit?
  • Reducing the deficit through tax reform is unrealistic
  • Len Burman
  • ch. 3.
  • Will cuts to entitlement programs reduce the deficit?
  • Cuts to entitlements and other programs are essential to reduce the deficit
  • Michael Tanner
  • Cuts to crucial government programs will make the deficit larger
  • Mike Whitney
  • Medicare reforms benefiting middle and lower income Americans could reduce the deficit
  • Michele Swenson
  • Deficit reduction is crucial to strengthen the US economy
  • Cutting Medicare spending is unnecessary because it is an affordable program
  • James Kwak
  • Social security spending is a major contributor to the deficit and must be cut
  • Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Social security does not add to the deficit and cuts could destroy the program
  • National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Cuts should be made to health care costs, not to entitlement programs
  • Alan S. Blinder
  • Entitlement spending must be cut because the US population is aging
  • Charles Blahous
  • Carla Fried
  • ch. 4.
  • Should defense spending be cut to reduce the deficit?
  • Cutting defense spending will reduce the deficit and increase national security
  • David Morris
  • The dangerous debate over cutting military spending
  • Robert J. Samuelson
  • Cutting defense spending should be done carefully to preserve national security
  • Dick K. Nanto and Mindy R. Levit
  • The US defense budget is bloated and can be easily cut
  • Taylor Marvin
  • Deficit reduction will not strengthen the US economy
  • Past presidential administrations provide a blueprint for sustainable defense spending
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman
  • Reforming the defense industry will help cut defense spending and the deficit
  • August Cole
  • America can no longer afford to keep the world safe
  • Will Wilkinson
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Job growth will lead to US economic recovery and deficit reduction
  • Dean Baker
Control code
5617366
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
264 p.
Isbn
9780737760507
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012023738
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1353794
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn783171217
  • (OCoLC)783171217

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