Downsizing the Federal Government (Google eBook)

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Cato Institute, 2005 - Political Science - 250 pages
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In Downsizing the Federal Government Cato Institute budget expert Chris Edwards provides policymakers with solutions to the growing federal budget mess. Edwards identifies more than 100 federal programs that should be terminated, transferred to the states, or privatized in order to balance the budget and save hundreds of billions of dollars.
  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Size and Scope of the Federal Government
7
3 Why Downsize?
23
4 A Plan to Cut Spending and Balance the Budget
37
5 Wasteful Programs
51
6 Special Interest Spending
79
7 Actively Damaging Programs
95
8 Fiscal Federalism
105
9 Privatization
119
10 Structural Reforms and Outlook
133
The Government and the Great Depression
149
Discussion of Selected Budget Cuts
157
Notes
201
Index
233
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Chris Edwards is the director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute and a top expert on federal and state tax and budget issues. Before joining Cato in 2001, Edwards was senior economist on the congressional Joint Economic Committee examining tax, budget, and entrepreneurship issues. Previously, he was a consultant and manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers and an economist with the Tax Foundation. He is the author of "Downsizing the Federal Government" and co-author of "Global Tax Revolution".

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