The Deficit and the Public Interest

  List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
  Preface  The Era of the Budget

 expand sectionOne  Madisonian Budgeting, or Why the Process is so Complicated
 expand sectionTwo  Democrats in a Budget Trap
 expand sectionThree  "The Worst of All Worlds"
 expand sectionFour  Preparing for the Reagan Revolution
 expand sectionFive  The President's Program
 expand sectionSix  Gramm-Latta 1
 collapse sectionSeven  Party Responsibility Comes to Congress
 The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981  (OBRA, aka Gramm-Latta 2)
 Conciliatory Name, Hostile Process
 expand sectionEight  Starving the Public Sector: The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981
 expand sectionNine  Return of the Deficit
 expand sectionTen  A Government Divided
 expand sectionEleven  Fake Budgets and a Real Tax Hike
 expand sectionTwelve  Economics as Moral Theory:  Volckernomics, Reaganomics, and the Balanced Budget Amendment
 expand sectionThirteen  Guerrilla Warfare: Spending Politics, 1982
  Fourteen  A Triumph of Governance: Social Security
 expand sectionFifteen  Causes and Consequences of the Deficit
 expand sectionSixteen  The Budget Process Collapses
 expand sectionSeventeen  Budgeting Without Rules
 expand sectionEighteen  The Deficit in Public and Elite Opinion
 expand sectionNineteen  Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, or the Institutionalization of Stalemate
 expand sectionTwenty  Counterpoint: The Improbable Triumph of Tax Reform
 expand sectionTwenty-One  Budgeting with Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, or "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
 expand sectionTwenty-Two  The Deficit and the Public Interest
 expand sectionTwenty-Three  Nobody's Darling, but No One's Disaster Either: A Moderate Proposal on the Deficit
 expand sectionPostscript:  The Budget Truce of 1990

 expand sectionNotes
 expand sectionIndex

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