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Washington’s Old and New Systems of Policymaking

Robert P. Saldin

in When Bad Policy Makes Good Politics: Running the Numbers on Health Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190255435
eISBN:
9780190255466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255435.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores how and why the current rules of the game for the policymaking process were established. However, understanding today’s policymaking process requires an appreciation of the ... More


Committees and legislatures

Philip Joyce

in Policy Analysis in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333821
eISBN:
9781447333944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333821.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States Congress, despite its poor reputation for policymaking, has substantial analytical capacity. While congressional committees possess some of this capability, most of the expertise ... More


United States: Pioneer in Fiscal Surveillance

C. Eugene Steuerle and Stephanie Rennane

in Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: The Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644476
eISBN:
9780191749100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644476.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Created in 1974, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) quickly came to fill a unique role in fiscal surveillance in the United States and quickly developed a record of score-keeping on the budget ... More


Politics and Independent Analysis

Alice M. Rivlin

in Restoring Public Debt Sustainability: The Role of Independent Fiscal Institutions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644476
eISBN:
9780191749100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644476.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The author reflects on the difficult fiscal policy choices faced by politicians and their need for reliable macro-fiscal projections and for unbiased estimates of the impact of alternative policies, ... More


Federal Judges' Budgetary Powers

in The Judicial Power of the Purse: How Courts Fund National Defense in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226771120
eISBN:
9780226771151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226771151.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the judicial power of the purse from the perspective of each branch of government. It establishes the possible upper and lower bound of judicial fiscal power. The Congressional ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Transition to e-Tax

Daniel S. Goldberg

in The Death of the Income Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax and the Path to Fiscal Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948802
eISBN:
9780199345984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948802.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains how one would transition to e-Tax from the current income tax and confronts the question whether we can get there from here. The chapter explains that the principal problem of ... More


Conclusion

Robert P. Saldin

in When Bad Policy Makes Good Politics: Running the Numbers on Health Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190255435
eISBN:
9780190255466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255435.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Important features of the American political system that were designed to prevent flawed policy actually incentivize and encourage the development of it. The most important reason CLASS was ... More


CLASS on Capitol Hill, Part 1: Dodging Committee Jurisdiction and the Number Crunchers

Robert P. Saldin

in When Bad Policy Makes Good Politics: Running the Numbers on Health Reform

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190255435
eISBN:
9780190255466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190255435.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter follows CLASS through the initial stages of the 2009–2010 health reform process. That process coalesced around three pieces of legislation forged in congressional committees holding ... More


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