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America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse, Bill White

Label
America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse
Title
America's fiscal constitution
Title remainder
its triumph and collapse
Statement of responsibility
Bill White
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What would Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Truman, and Eisenhower have done about today's federal debt crisis?America's Fiscal Constitution tells the remarkable story of fiscal heroes who imposed clear limits on the use of federal debt, limits that for two centuries were part of an unwritten constitution. Those national leaders borrowed only for extraordinary purposes and relied on well-defined budget practices to balance federal spending and revenues. That traditional fiscal constitution collapsed in 2001. Afterward?for the first time in history?
Cataloging source
NJR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, William H.
Dewey number
336.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ8119
LC item number
.W45 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Debts, Public
  • Budget
  • Fiscal policy
  • United States
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Budget
  • Debts, Public
  • Economic policy
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Fiscal policy
  • United States
Label
America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse, Bill White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-490) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Author's Note; 1. The American Fiscal Tradition; PART I: A NEW NATION AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY LIMIT FEDERAL DEBT: 1789-1853; 2. Debt Gives Rise to a New Nation and Political Party; 3. Jefferson's Party Defines the Limits on Debt; 4. A Revived Democratic Party Pays Off the Debt; PART II: THE TRADITION SUSTAINS A GROWING NATION AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: 1854-1900; 5. Republicans Embrace the Tradition; 6. Borrowing and Taxing to Restore the Union; 7. Shrinking Debt and Drifting Parties; PART III: PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS EMBRACE THE TRADITION: 1901-1940
  • 8. Reformers Redefine the Parties and the Government9. Financing a World War and Paying Down Debt; 10. Debt During the Great Depression; PART IV: CONTAINING THE BURDEN OF WORLD WAR II DEBT WHILE INCREASING COMMITMENTS: 1941-1976; 11. War and Taxes; 12. Containing Debt While Funding Defense, Pensions, and Highways; 13. Medical Needs, War, and Recession; PART V: THE EROSION, REVIVAL, AND COLLAPSE OF THE TRADITION: 1977-2013; 14. Structural Deficit: Pressures for Tax Cuts and a Revived Cold War; 15. The Tradition Survives, Though Its Pillars Erode; 16. Traditionalists Battle Back
  • 17. The Tradition Collapses18. The Great Recession and Budget Stalemate; PART VI: RESTORING THE TRADITION; 19. Reviving Traditional Budget Practices; 20. Balancing the National Security Budget; 21. Paying for Medical Care; 22. Growth, Taxes, and the Federal Reserve; 23. Reforming the Political Parties; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; APPENDICES; A. US Treasury Debt, 1790-2013; B. Unmonetized Debt Compared to National Income and Tax Revenues, 1790-2012; C. Federal Funds Revenues, Outlays, and Surplus/Deficit, 1789-2013; D. Foreign Holdings of US Debt, 1976-2011
  • E. US State and Local Debt, 1970-2009F. Trade Balances, 1790-2010; G. Corporate Income Tax: Effective Rates and Share of National Income, 1960-2009; H. Personal Income Tax: Effective Rates and Share of National Income, 1950-2010; Index; About the Author
Control code
1011892137
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 557 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610393430
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
608610
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011892137
Label
America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse, Bill White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-490) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Author's Note; 1. The American Fiscal Tradition; PART I: A NEW NATION AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY LIMIT FEDERAL DEBT: 1789-1853; 2. Debt Gives Rise to a New Nation and Political Party; 3. Jefferson's Party Defines the Limits on Debt; 4. A Revived Democratic Party Pays Off the Debt; PART II: THE TRADITION SUSTAINS A GROWING NATION AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY: 1854-1900; 5. Republicans Embrace the Tradition; 6. Borrowing and Taxing to Restore the Union; 7. Shrinking Debt and Drifting Parties; PART III: PROGRESSIVE REFORMERS EMBRACE THE TRADITION: 1901-1940
  • 8. Reformers Redefine the Parties and the Government9. Financing a World War and Paying Down Debt; 10. Debt During the Great Depression; PART IV: CONTAINING THE BURDEN OF WORLD WAR II DEBT WHILE INCREASING COMMITMENTS: 1941-1976; 11. War and Taxes; 12. Containing Debt While Funding Defense, Pensions, and Highways; 13. Medical Needs, War, and Recession; PART V: THE EROSION, REVIVAL, AND COLLAPSE OF THE TRADITION: 1977-2013; 14. Structural Deficit: Pressures for Tax Cuts and a Revived Cold War; 15. The Tradition Survives, Though Its Pillars Erode; 16. Traditionalists Battle Back
  • 17. The Tradition Collapses18. The Great Recession and Budget Stalemate; PART VI: RESTORING THE TRADITION; 19. Reviving Traditional Budget Practices; 20. Balancing the National Security Budget; 21. Paying for Medical Care; 22. Growth, Taxes, and the Federal Reserve; 23. Reforming the Political Parties; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; APPENDICES; A. US Treasury Debt, 1790-2013; B. Unmonetized Debt Compared to National Income and Tax Revenues, 1790-2012; C. Federal Funds Revenues, Outlays, and Surplus/Deficit, 1789-2013; D. Foreign Holdings of US Debt, 1976-2011
  • E. US State and Local Debt, 1970-2009F. Trade Balances, 1790-2010; G. Corporate Income Tax: Effective Rates and Share of National Income, 1960-2009; H. Personal Income Tax: Effective Rates and Share of National Income, 1950-2010; Index; About the Author
Control code
1011892137
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 557 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610393430
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
608610
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1011892137

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