How Big Should Our Government Be? PDF/EPUB ð Should

The size of government is arguably the most controversial discussion in United States politics and this issue won't fade from prominence any time soon There must surely be a tipping point beyond which government taxing and spending harms the economy but where is that point? In this accessible book best selling authors Jeff Madrick Jon Bakija Lane Kenworthy and Peter Lindert try to answer whether our government can grow any larger and examine how we can optimize growth and fair distribution


10 thoughts on “How Big Should Our Government Be?

  1. says:

    Jon BakijaLane KenworthyPeter Lindert y Jeff Madrick presentan un libro con 4 ensayos cortos sobre como la recaudación de impuestos el gasto social y el tamaño del gobierno como porcentaje del PIB lejos de causar efectos dañinos a la economía favorecen su crecimiento Es un libro muy pequeño pero muy contundente con sus argumentos y la evidencia que presenta el gobierno ayuda más de lo que se le reconoce en construir sociedades más justas y equitativas


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    A very short but powerful piece of academic literature This book makes a compelling case for the adoption of progressive policy spoiler warning it suggestions the government should be bigger as a portion of GDP 10% biggerAt it's heart is Lane Kenworthy Peter Lindert and Jeff Madrick who deliver passion to the material They outline a policy recommendation that mirrors my own wony policy ideas their plank is at least 90 95% identical to my own The only blindspot is the lack of attention to a basic minimum income but that's a minor complaintThe backbone of the project is Jon Bakija This no nonsense economist delivers the econometric evidence to support the idea of the welfare state that significant taxes to fund the welfare state if they are used in successful programs has close to a zero percent impact on economic growth and at worst an effect of miniscule proportions His chapter though arguably the most important is also the most boring It's very technical graphy riddled with economic jargon and very dry In short it's academic Despite this it's of huge importance to anyone seeking to argue for progressive policy on economic grounds The main argument of the right is that the high taxes needed for funding Social programs will kill growthIn practice this is wrong And econometricly it is proven wrong No major liberal politician is making this argument against them They should It's a winning strategy55


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    Jon Bakija ΦBK Wesleyan University 1990Co authorPeter Lindert ΦBK Cornell University 1965Co authorFrom the publisher The size of government is arguably the most controversial discussion in United States politics and this issue won't fade from prominence any time soon There must surely be a tipping point beyond which government taxing and spending harms the economy but where is that point? In this accessible book best selling authors Jeff Madrick Jon Bakija Lane Kenworthy and Peter Lindert try to answer whether our government can grow any larger and examine how we can optimize growth and fair distribution