In this timely book Irene Rubin focuses on how government tried and eventually succeeded in balancing the U.S. federal budget in 1998. With characteristic insight and a lively narrative, Rubin describes the successive efforts of Congress and the administration over seventeen years to shape a process that would encourage balance, as well as the reactions of federal agencies to the pressure.

Eating the Seed Corn and Trimming the Herds

Eating the seed corn and trimming the herds

OVER THE YEARS from 1981 to 1998, to what extent did the federal government eat its seed corn or trim its herds? To what extent did it create a government that “works better and costs less” as the National Performance Review mandated? Rejecting the either-or framing of the question, ...

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