Welfare Reform and Public Policy Essay by The Research Group

Welfare Reform and Public Policy
Definition and entitlements of this reform system. Presents the alternatives available and the need for it. Looks at the economic & human impact and partisan politics.
# 13065 | 1,575 words | 9 sources | 1997 | US
Published on Feb 05, 2003 in Economics (Public Finance) , Economics (General)

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" In the political forum of the United States, budgetary issues and welfare reform have emerged as possibly the two most important public policy issues of the 1990s. In part this is a matter of prominence-by-default. With the end of the Cold War, defense issues no longer take on the life/death urgency that potential nuclear holocaust impressed upon the electoral imagination for over four decades. Yet, since the devastating recession of the late 1970s/early 1980s, Americans have been deeply concerned with budgetary issues such as deficit spending and the national debt. In casting about for the vocabulary with which to address those concerns, America's body politic has tried on a number of "suits": i.e., pure economics as a solution ("Supply-Side" Theory); free trade v. protectionism (GATT and NAFTA v. Buchanan and Perot); tax reform (and its corollary, the.."

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