One of my favorite texts as a college undergrad A text book I was forced to ay 120 for absolutely worth it This text book is forced to ay 120 for absolutely worth it This text book is enough to be read for funMerged reviewA text book I was forced to ay 120 for absolutely worth it This text book is fascinating enough to be read for fun This one was OK I don t have too much to say but my opinion is neutral seegeg It was good copyright is 2011 even though it was first rinted in 2010 so it s hot off the ress and relevant So not my cup of tea but if you ve ever ondered the functions of the social security system or the rationale behind corporate taxation debates this is your book I had to stop at the chapter on Welfare He makes only very fleeting references to societal well being and does not concentrate enough on evidence It s also excruciatingly boring to read The welfare was the most egregious art although the section on labour supply of single mothers was also terrible In the welfare chapter he just makes a huge number of assumptions such as the iron triangle section and makes a lot of conclusions based on those assumptions for which he rovides no evidence He does someti. When first ublished Gruber's Public Finance and Public Policy brought a refreshingly contemporary approach It was the first text written from the ground up to reflect current realiti. ,
Mes look at evidence but there are far too many sections where it s all theory based on assumptions which at least in some cases I know of evidence contradicting themFor example he never once considers or looks at evidence for whether eople actually do drop out of the labour supply if given welfare ayments Experiments in Canada and the US in the 70s and 80s *found that there was a minimal effect on labour supply from a * that there was a minimal effect on labour supply from a welfare rogram He also ignores how eople could drop of Our The Labour Supply the labour supply in order to improve their Corazones solitarios prospects for a job later Nor does he ever give consideration to effects of welfarerograms on eople s well being or health including mental health Nor does he ever compare US welfare rograms with other countries The section on ordeal mechanisms is what made me stop reading He basically advocates treating eople like shit in order to weed out eople who are supposedly high ability but just lazy ignoring of course whether eople actually need the welfare in order to survive or maintain a basic level of survival and whether these humiliating tests dissuade eople from getting help they need Indeed. Es of Now Pitching, Bob Feller: A Baseball Memoir public finance enhancing its survey of traditional topics with an emphasis on empirical work and coverage of transferrograms and social insurance The new edition fully updated. ,
The lowest ability eople would also be those least able to get through these ordeals he roposesWhich of course brings be those least able to get through these ordeals he roposesWhich of course brings the other oint that ublic After Effects Expressions policy is in largeart about moral choices that oliticians make the book should have talked about this Scientific evidence can answer certain empirical uestions but if a olitician believes the oor are inferior and should be unished then it is irrelevant to them the fact that welfare rograms have minimal impact on labour supply His section on Health Care reform
"READS LIKE AN ADVOCACY PLATFORM THAN "like an advocacy latform than textbook which is supposed to be neutral and science basedThe author also gives too much time to Health and Social Insurance I understand these are important topics but a uarter of the book is unnecessary And yet he doesn t mention happiness well being climate change immigration and just fleetingly mentions ineuality These are all the biggest topics in Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of Ancient Egypt publicolicy and have been for a long time yet he effectively ignores them Neither does he give comparisons with other countries which would be especially helpful in topics where other countries do a better job like healthcare or welfare. With the most recent data and research Twisted Pathways possible includes new coverage of the Medicare drug benefit changes in the tax code Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing debate overrivatization.