Most federal programs are unnecessary, actively damaging, or properly the responibility of the states or the private sector. This book examines a huge range of programs that should be cut to balance the budget and reduce taxes.
Writing for policymakers and the general public, Edwards, director of tax policy at the Cato Institute, identifies 100 federal programs that could be terminated, privatized, or transferred to the states in order to reduce federal spending. He examines programs that are wasteful or obsolete, programs that benefit only special interests, and programs that actively damage society, such as Section 8 housing vouchers and timber and farm subsidies. An appendix explains how the government caused and sustained the Great Depression of the 1930s. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)