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Social Security

In this book Rita Ricardo Campbell translates the arcane intricacies of Social Security into terms intelligible to lay readers. She thereby fills the long-standing need for a lucid, up-to-date, authoritative guide to the system.


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Social Security

Arguing that an equitable Social Security solution will be unattainable unless we bring stakeholders together around a common understanding of the facts and of the need to take action to address them, former White House adviser Charles Blahous presents some often misunderstood, basic factual background about Social Security. He discusses how it affects program participants and explains the true demographic, economic, and political factors that threaten its future efficacy.


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The Structural Foundations of Monetary Policy

A collection of discussions and presentations from the Hoover Institution’s annual monetary policy conference, this volume discusses long-run monetary issues facing the world economy, with an emphasis on deep, unresolved structural questions. The conference participants explore vital issues affecting the Federal Reserve, the United States’ central bank. They voice concern over the Fed’s independence, governance, and ability to withstand future shocks and analyze the Fed’s monetary policies and growing balance sheet in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.


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The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

A contributors' "who's who" from the academic and policy communities explain and provide perspectives on John Taylor's revolutionary thinking about monetary policy. They explore some of the literature that Taylor inspired and help us understand how the new ways of thinking that he pioneered have influenced actual policy here and abroad.


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Thinking about the Future

In Thinking about the Future, George P. Shultz reflects on more than half a century of public service to offer solutions to some of America’s most pressing contemporary problems. Revisiting key speeches and articles spanning his distinguished career, Shultz considers America’s role in the twenty-first-century world and addresses topics including governance, technology, terrorism, drugs, and climate change.


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“Trickle Down” Theory and “Tax Cuts for the Rich”

This essay unscrambles gross misconceptions that have made rational debates about tax policies virtually impossible for decades.


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The Transition of Finance in Japan and the United States

This book discusses the transition of finance and money in Japan and the United States from the 1970s through the first few months of 1987.


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The Wealth of Nations in the Twentieth Century

This collection of essays, based on a conference at the Hoover Institution, compares the governmental policies and institutional determinants of economic development for sixteen countries within the context of Western economic development and national trends in the world economy. The study also includes an essay by Amartya Sen that examines the meaning of wealth and its different measurements.


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Welfare

Welfare is a seminal work providing unusual insights into how national policy decisions are made and is a major contribution to the literature of political economy. Readable and straightforward, Welfare tells the story of what welfare reform is really all about—and what is at stake for our society.


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