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dc.contributor.authorWhalen, Charles J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-06T14:12:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-06T14:12:22Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0941276082en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54318-
dc.description.abstractCharles J. Whalen evaluates the political and economic arguments in favor of a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget and concludes that, although today's federal budget process needs reform, the balanced budget amendment is not a solution. In fact, such an amendment would divert attention from what is really needed, namely, establishing priorities and making difficult decisions concerning the deficit. It would be damaging to both the economic and the political systems of the United States. He recommends budget alternatives - a full-employment budget, an investment budget, a narrowly defined federal capital budget, a biennial budget - that would give the budgeting process more direction and encourage more restraint than the amendment would.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherLevy Economics Inst. Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPublic policy brief // Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College 20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleAssessing the constitutional route to federal budget balance - The balanced budget amendment: Toxic, not tonicen_US
dc.typeResearch Reporten_US
dc.identifier.ppn678352267en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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