The Price of Government: Getting the Results We Need in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis

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Basic Books, Feb 21, 2006 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
"Government is broke. The 2004 federal deficit is the highest in U.S. history. The states have suffered three years of record shortfalls. Cities, counties, and school districts are laying off policemen"
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Smarter Budgeting
21
Smarter Sizing
95
Smarter Spending
147
Smarter Management
225
Smarter Leadership
305
NOTES
337
INDEX
361
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David Osborne, author of Laboratories of Democracy, is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Governing, and other publications. He is also a consultant to state and local governments.Ted Gaebler, former city manager of Visalia, California, and Vandalia, Ohio, is president of the Gaebler Group, a division of MRC, a public-sector management-consulting firm, in San Rafael, California. Peter Hutchinson is founder and President of The Public Strategies Group. He previously served as Commissioner of Finance in Minnesota, where he introduced several innovations in state budgeting and fiscal management. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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