The Sixteen-trillion-dollar Mistake

The Sixteen-trillion-dollar Mistake

How the U.S. Bungled Its National Priorities From the New Deal to the Present

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the financial decisions of American presidents from FDR to Clinton, offering analysis on where they went wrong and how those choices caused the U.S. to loose trillions of dollars.

Columbia Univ Pr

Jansson documents how presidents from FDR to Clinton have made ill-advised choices that squandered trillions of dollars. Using Office of Management and Budget projections through 2004, Jansson shows how the madness continues--and how an informed electorate can put an end to it.


Choices about budget priorities are arguably the most important made by the federal government, profoundly affecting the well-being of citizens. Bruce Jansson documents how presidents from FDR to Clinton have made ill-advised choices that wasted trillions of dollars. Going beyond charges of corruption or bureaucratic waste, the book is an eye-opening exposé revealing innumerable useless projects (military as well as civilian), unnecessary tax concessions, and the use of interest payments to cover deficit spending, among other costly mistakes. Using Office of Management and Budget projections through 2004, Jansson shows how the madness continues—and how an informed electorate can put an end to it.

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780231114332
0231114338
9780231114325
023111432X
Branch Call Number: 361.973 J2678s 2001
361.973 J2678s 2001
Characteristics: xi, 492 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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