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The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan

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The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs
Title
The high cost of good intentions
Title remainder
a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs
Statement of responsibility
John F. Cogan
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement programs have grown, so too have their inefficiency and their cost. Neither tax revenues nor revenues generated by the national economy have been able to keep pace with their rising growth, bringing the national debt to a record peace-time level. The High Cost of Good Intentions is the first comprehensive history of these federal entitlement programs. Combining economics, history, political science, and law, John F. Cogan reveals how the creation of entitlements brings forth a steady march of liberalizing forces that cause entitlement programs to expand. In this process -- as visible in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as in the present day -- each benefit expansion establishes a new base for future expansions and the entitlement ultimately spreads to a point where the program's original noble purposes are no longer recognizable. His work provides a unifying explanation for the evolutionary path that nearly all federal entitlement programs have followed over the past two hundred years, tracing both their shared past and the financial risks they pose for future generations. -- Inside jacket flap
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cogan, John F
Dewey number
361.60973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ7543
LC item number
.C64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Entitlement spending
  • Public welfare
  • Social security
  • Entitlement spending
  • Public welfare
  • Social security
  • United States
Label
The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-477) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creating legislative precedents : Revolutionary War pensions -- An experiment with government trust funds : Navy pensions -- The first great entitlement : Civil War pensions -- Repeating past mistakes : World War I veterans' benefits -- Retrenchment : Roosevelt and the veterans -- The birth of the modern entitlement state -- The consequences of social security surpluses -- A new kind of entitlement : the GI Bill -- Setting the postwar entitlement agenda, 1946-1950 -- Establishing social insurance dominance, 1951-1964 -- The beginning of the great turn in welfare policy, 1951-1964 -- The first Great Society -- A legal right to welfare -- The second Great Society -- First inklings of fiscal limits, 1975-1980 -- A temporary slowdown, 1981-1989 -- Recognition and denial, 1989-2014 -- A challenge unlike any in U.S. history
Control code
978654409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages
Isbn
9781503603547
Lccn
2017009793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978654409
Label
The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-477) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Creating legislative precedents : Revolutionary War pensions -- An experiment with government trust funds : Navy pensions -- The first great entitlement : Civil War pensions -- Repeating past mistakes : World War I veterans' benefits -- Retrenchment : Roosevelt and the veterans -- The birth of the modern entitlement state -- The consequences of social security surpluses -- A new kind of entitlement : the GI Bill -- Setting the postwar entitlement agenda, 1946-1950 -- Establishing social insurance dominance, 1951-1964 -- The beginning of the great turn in welfare policy, 1951-1964 -- The first Great Society -- A legal right to welfare -- The second Great Society -- First inklings of fiscal limits, 1975-1980 -- A temporary slowdown, 1981-1989 -- Recognition and denial, 1989-2014 -- A challenge unlike any in U.S. history
Control code
978654409
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 500 pages
Isbn
9781503603547
Lccn
2017009793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978654409

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