America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb: How the Looming Debt Crisis Threatens the American Dream-and How We Can Turn the Tide Before It's Too Late

3.33 avg rating
( 6 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780062025777: America's Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb: How the Looming Debt Crisis Threatens the American Dream-and How We Can Turn the Tide Before It's Too Late

In America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, conservative policy expert Peter Ferrara explores the issue that will be THE hot-button topic from now until the 2012 presidential election: the looming bankruptcy of the federal government of the United States of America. Providing indisputable evidence that the American welfare state, aggressively expanded by Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress, is on the verge of rapid and total collapse, Ferrara offers concrete proposals for reforming entitlement programs along free market lines that will shift responsibility from centralized bureaucracies to individual Americans. For every concerned citizen, America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb is a must-read—a blueprint for avoiding the impending catastrophe before it’s too late.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Record-shattering government spending, taxes, deficits, and debt threaten a downward spiral in the American people's standard of living, ultimately stealing the American dream.

The welfare state is melting down. State and local governments are reeling under the burden of runaway public-employee pensions, dysfunctional education bureaucracies, and belligerent public-sector unions. In the past, the state governments have turned to the federal government to bail them out. But the federal government is broke.

In chilling detail, former Reagan administration adviser Peter Ferrara documents the looming collapse of the American social safety net and describes what will happen when the government goes bankrupt. He also introduces us to his vision for the way forward: a new concept that he calls "prosperity independence." Ferrara supports sweeping tax reform to maximize economic growth, and fundamental entitlement reform to replace our outdated redistribution-based welfare state with a modernized comprehensive social safety net.

Utilizing modern capital, labor, and insurance markets, these reforms will accomplish far more than our current entitlement programs could ever hope to do, at a fraction of the cost. In addition to balancing our national budget and cutting back on government power, control, taxation, and spending, America will finally win the War on Poverty.

Ferrara also shows how our nation can enjoy a new generation-long economic boom, once again leading the world in economic growth and abundance.

About the Author:

Peter Ferrara is director of policy for the Carleson Center for Public Policy and senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy with the Heartland Institute. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general under President George H. W. Bush. He writes a weekly column at Spectator.org and also at Forbes.com. He lives in McLean, Virginia, and Easton, Pennsylvania.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books 2011-06-14 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books 2011-06-14, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. 0062025775. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062025775ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Keeps Books
(Wilmington, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New. Unread, unmarked.*Ships Next Business day*. Bookseller Inventory # 110910253

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Steve estep
(springfield, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062025775 New hardback copy. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1024180

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ferrara, Peter
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800620257770000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062025775

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062025775

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Ferrara, Peter
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800620257771.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062025775

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062025775. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062025775ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Ferrara, Peter
Published by Broadside Books
ISBN 10: 0062025775 ISBN 13: 9780062025777
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Broadside Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062025775. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062025775ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book