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What Government Can Do: Dealing with Poverty and Inequality
by Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons
University of Chicago Press, 2000
Cloth: 978-0-226-64481-3 | Paper: 978-0-226-64482-0
Library of Congress Classification HC110.P6P328 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.580973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
It is often said that the federal government cannot or should not attempt to address America's problems of poverty and inequality—because its bureaucracy is wasteful or its programs ineffective. But is this true? In this book, Benjamin I. Page and James R. Simmons examine a number of federal and local programs, detailing what government action already does for its citizens and assessing how efficient it is at solving the problems it seeks to address. Their conclusion, surprisingly, is the polar opposite of the prevailing rhetoric—What Government Can Do is an insightful and compelling argument that it both can and should do more.

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