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The Resource The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality, Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott

The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality, Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott

Label
The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality
Title
The public option
Title remainder
how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality
Statement of responsibility
Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Whenever you go to your local public library, send mail via the post office, or visit Yosemite, you are taking advantage of a longstanding American tradition: the public option. Some of the most useful and beloved institutions in American life, from public schools to museums, are public options--yet they are seldom celebrated as such. These government-supported opportunities co-exist peaceably alongside private options, ensuring equal access and expanding opportunity for all. Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne Alstott challenge decades of received wisdom about the proper role of government, inviting us to look past the political red herrings peddled by the right (and sometimes the left) and consider the vast improvements that could come from the expansion of public options. Far from illustrating the impossibility of effective government services, as their critics claim, public options hold the potential to transform American civic life, offering a wealth of solutions to seemingly intractable problems, from housing shortages to the escalating cost of health care. Imagine a low-cost, high-quality public option for child care. Or an extension of the excellent Thrift Savings Plan from federal employees to all Americans. Or every person having access to a bank account at the Fed, with no fees and no minimums. From broadband internet to higher education, The Public Option reveals smart new ways to meet pressing public needs while spurring healthy competition. More effective than vouchers or tax credits, and far more equitable than blind faith in the marketplace, public options could offer us all fairer choices, greater security, and more meaningful participation in American life"--
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Sitaraman, Ganesh
Dewey number
338.6/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD3885
LC item number
.S58 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
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Alstott, Anne
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  • Public administration
  • Government ownership
  • Government property
  • Public interest
  • United States
  • United States
  • Economic policy
  • Government ownership
  • Government property
  • Politics and government
  • Public administration
  • Public interest
  • United States
  • Öffentliches Gut
  • Infrastruktur
  • Öffentliche Investition
  • Öffentliche Leistung
  • Gesundheitswesen
  • Bildung
  • USA
Label
The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality, Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I. Understanding the public option: The limits of private action -- Why public options? -- The theory of the public option -- Caveats and counterarguments -- Part II. The history of the public option: Public libraries, social security and other successes -- Mixed results in education and housing -- Part III. The public option and public policy: Retirement -- Higher education -- Banking -- Child care -- Health care -- And more
Control code
1057731937
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780674987333
Lccn
2018040631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731937
Label
The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality, Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne L. Alstott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I. Understanding the public option: The limits of private action -- Why public options? -- The theory of the public option -- Caveats and counterarguments -- Part II. The history of the public option: Public libraries, social security and other successes -- Mixed results in education and housing -- Part III. The public option and public policy: Retirement -- Higher education -- Banking -- Child care -- Health care -- And more
Control code
1057731937
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780674987333
Lccn
2018040631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731937

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