Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hammer and Hoe or The Federal Budget

Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression

Author: Robin DG Kelley

Hammer and Hoe documents the efforts of the Alabama Communist Party and its allies to secure racial, economic, and political reforms. Sensitive to the complexities of gender, race, culture, and class without compromising the political narrative, Robin Kelley here illuminates one of the most unique and lest understood radical movements in American History.

Interesting textbook: Managed Care Success or Business in Mexico

The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process

Author: Allen Schick

The federal budget impacts American policies both at home and abroad, and recent concern over the exploding budgetary deficit has experts calling our nation's policies "unsustainable" and "system-dooming." As the deficit continues to grow, will America be fully able to fund its priorities, such as an effective military and looking after its aging population?

In this third edition of his classic book The Federal Budget, Allen Schick examines how surpluses projected during the final years of the Clinton presidency turned into oversized deficits under George W. Bush. In his detailed analysis of the politics and practices surrounding the federal budget, Schick addresses issues such as the collapse of the congressional budgetary process and the threat posed by the termination of discretionary spending caps. This edition updates and expands his assessment of the long-term budgetary outlook, and it concludes with a look at how the nation's deficit will affect America now and in the future.


Explains how budgeting works at each stage of executive and legislative action, and assesses the effects of the procedures on budget politics and policies. Analyzes the early years of Clinton's presidency, discusses budgetary actions affecting social issues, and covers revenue legislation, managing federal expenditures, and the appropriations process. Includes a glossary and numerous tables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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