The Resource The sixteen-trillion-dollar mistake : how the U.S. bungled its national priorities from the New Deal to the present, Bruce S. Jansson

The sixteen-trillion-dollar mistake : how the U.S. bungled its national priorities from the New Deal to the present, Bruce S. Jansson

Label
The sixteen-trillion-dollar mistake : how the U.S. bungled its national priorities from the New Deal to the present
Title
The sixteen-trillion-dollar mistake
Title remainder
how the U.S. bungled its national priorities from the New Deal to the present
Statement of responsibility
Bruce S. Jansson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is the first analysis of American national priorities to link social policy, military policy, tax policy, and national politics in a far-reaching critique of the way the United States expends its national resources. By chronicling the failed priorities of eleven presidencies over a seventy-three year period (1931-2004), Jansson meticulously examines how each administration struggled to prioritize its share of the $56 trillion spent over that time. However, presidents only propose budgets, while Congress actually crafts budget and tax legislation. Jansson's research analyzes many of the problems created by this usually contentious relationship between the president and Congress: exorbitant military expenditures, corporate welfare, tax breaks for affluent Americans, interest payments on excessive debt, and pork-barrel spending. In identifying $16 trillion the United States wasted during the past seven decades, The Sixteen-Trillion-Dollar Mistake points the way for greater citizen surveillance of the federal budget and affords average citizens a stronger voice in determining national priorities." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
361.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV95
LC item number
.J355 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The sixteen-trillion-dollar mistake : how the U.S. bungled its national priorities from the New Deal to the present, Bruce S. Jansson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-464) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Failed national priorities from FDR to Clinton -- Roosevelt as magician -- Roosevelt's dilemma -- The conservatives' revenge -- Truman's nightmare -- Truman's bombshells -- Eisenhower's ambivalence and Kennedy's obsession -- Johnson's policy gluttony -- Nixon's megalomania -- Reagan's fantasies -- Reagan's gordian knot -- Bush's myopia -- Clinton as backpedaler and counterpuncher -- Clinton boxes with Reagan's shadow -- On the magnitude of failed national priorities (Bruce S. Jansson and Sara-Jane Dodd)
Control code
ocm51958889
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 492 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231505260
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36395043
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51958889
  • ebscoaca0231505264

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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