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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.

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of housing and urban development

THE DEPARTMENT OF Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was cut in the 1980s and again in the 1990s, with dramatic personnel reductions in the later 1990s. For an agency that had been barely able to do its routine jobs because of a mismatch between program complexity and staffing skills, the ...

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