The Government We Deserve

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The Government We Deserve: Responsive Democracy and Changing Expectations

Before buying into anyone's vision of where public policy should go, we must think seriously about where we are now. This includes our economic and social structure, our government as a prominent feature of that landscape, and the way we currently make political decisions. The Government We Deserve proposes a rethinking of our commitments as a society, our public responsibilities, and our processes for making policy choices―a rethinking that can help make the government more responsive to changing expectations and changing needs.

Praise for The Government We Deserve

"Something of a budget nerd's tract. Yet the numbers and details presented here do much to reveal why most of us are more likely to choke with rage than affection when the taxman comes around."

Amity Shlaes, The Wall Street Journal