Public Finance and the Price System
Market failure: public goods and externalities; Principles of expenditure analysis; Applications of expenditure analysis: food stamps and unemployment insurance; Financing medical care; Social security; Government and the distribution of income; Alternative policies to redistribute income; Public choice; Principles of tax analysis; The federal individual income tax; Federal tax reform; Federalism.
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The Nature of the Economic Effects of Policies
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