Description - The Price of Government by Peter Hutchinson
Government is broke. The 2004 federal deficit is the highest in U. S. history. The states have suffered three years of record shortfalls. Cities, counties, and school districts are laying off policemen and teachers, closing schools, and cutting services. But the fiscal pain wont go away, and the bankrupt ideologies of left and right offer little guidance. The Price of Government presents a radically different approach to budgetingone that focuses on buying results for citizens rather than cutting or adding to last years spending programs. It advocates consolidation, competition, customer choice, and a relentless focus on results to save millions while improving public services.
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Author Biography - Peter Hutchinson
David Osborne, author of labouratories of Democracy, is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, Governing, and other publications. He is also a consultant to state and local governments. Peter Hutchinson is founder and President of The Public Strategies Group. He previously served as Commissioner of Finance in Minnesota, where he introduced several innovations in state budgeting and fiscal management. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.