The Resource The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan, (electronic resource)

The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan, (electronic resource)

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The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs
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The high cost of good intentions
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a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs
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John F. Cogan
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eng
Summary
Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement programs have grown, so too have their inefficiency and their cost. Neither tax revenues nor revenues generated by the national economy have been able to keep pace with their rising growth, bringing the national debt to a record peacetime level. The High Cost of Good Intentions is the first comprehensive history of these federal entitlement programs. Combining economics, history, political science, and law, John F. Cogan reveals how the creation of entitlements brings forth a steady march of liberalizing forces that cause entitlement programs to expand. This process-as visible in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as in the present day-is repeated until benefits are extended to nearly all who could be considered eligible, and in turn establishes a new base for future expansions. His work provides a unifying explanation for the evolutionary path that nearly all federal entitlement programs have followed over the past two hundred years, tracing both their shared past and the financial risks they pose for future generations
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Midwest
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Cogan, John F
Dewey number
361.60973
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Entitlement spending
  • Public welfare
  • Social security
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781503604254
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12346922
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MWT12346922
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The high cost of good intentions : a history of U.S. federal entitlement programs, John F. Cogan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781503604254
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12346922
Publisher number
MWT12346922
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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