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The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis

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Government is broke. The 2004 federal deficit is the highest in U.S. history. The states have suffered three years of record shortfalls. Cities, counties, and school districts are laying off policemen and teachers, closing schools, and cutting services. But the fiscal pain won’t go away, and the bankrupt ideologies of left and right offer little guidance.The Price of Gover ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 21st 2006 by Basic Books (first published 2004)
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Maureen Flatley
Jul 02, 2009 Maureen Flatley rated it it was amazing
A classic on public policy and spending by an Essex resident and Al Gore's Reinventing Government Guru. While we contemplate the struggles of states like California and Massachusetts to make ends meet and observe the often heated debate in Congress, Osborne's book reminds us that the status quo is not the only answer.
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Oct 08, 2013 M Christopher marked it as suspended
Overwritten and uses ten year old data. There appear to be some useful ideas here but I'm suspending until I finish "Dollars and Sense." A part-time citizen legislator can only be expected to spend so much time on governmental theory, after all...
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