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A time for governing : policy solutions from the pages of National affairs / edited by Yuval Levin and Meghan Clyne.

Levin, Yuval. (Added Author). Clyne, Meghan, 1971- (Added Author).
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Subject: United States > Economic policy > 2009-
United States > Social policy > 21st century.
Decentralization in government > United States.
Central-local government relations > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781594036583
  • ISBN: 1594036586
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 324 pages)
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: I. America's Challenge: Beyond the welfare state / Yuval Levin; Keeping America's edge / Jim Manzi -- II. Reforming the Welfare State: How to replace Obamacare / James C. Capretta and Rober E. Moffit; How to cover pre-existing conditions / James C. Capretta and Tom Miller; How to fix Medicare / Avik Roy; How to fix Medicaid / John Hood; How to fix Social Security / Charles Blahous; How to get means testing right / Andrew G. Biggs -- III. Tax Reform: How to think about the tax code / Donald B. Marron; How to fix the tax code / Robert Stein -- IV. Financial and Monetary Reform: How to regulate risk on Wall Street / Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales; How to regulate bank capital / Charles W. Calomiris; How to reform monetary policy / Scott Sumner -- V. Education reform: How to modernize our school system / Chester E. Finn, Jr.; How to think about school choice / Frederick M. Hess -- .VI. Reforming State Finances: How to address the state fiscal crisis / John Hood; How to dodge the pension disaster / Josh Barro; How to approach public sector unions / Daneil DiSalvo.
Summary: America finds itself in a moment of profound and complex governing challenges. A crushing recession followed by a feeble recovery have shaken the foundations of our financial and economic system. We are struggling with the exploding costs of health-care and entitlement spending, and fiscal disaster looms as our society ages. American families are anxious about wage stagnation, barriers to social mobility, and the nation's competitiveness in an era of globalization. Meanwhile, our large governing institutions -- most of them designed several decades ago -- are showing signs of strain and decay, c.
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