Stock Image

Checks Unbalanced

Herman B. Leonard

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0465009743 / ISBN 13: 9780465009749
Published by Basic Books, 1988
Condition: Good Soft cover
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 2015 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 179.88 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0465009743

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Checks Unbalanced

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

About this title


Examines the ways in which public programs have been set up to avoid Congressional scrutiny and discusses a variety of strategies for making such programs more accountable to elected representatives and, ultimately, to taxpayers

From Publishers Weekly:

More than $500 billion in nonappropriated public funds (a sum half the size of the Federal budget) are spent each year without the explicit consent of American taxpayers. Leonard, an economist at Harvard University, identifies and examines the fiscal consequences of what he calls "quiet spending." Quiet spending programs, such as Social Security, Federal loans, and Federal retirement programs share two features, according to the authorthe lack of accurate information about the sums involved, and secondly, these programs evade the accountability and scrutiny of the annual appropriations processes. To control this hidden public spending, Leonard urges that programs now funded with non-appropriated public money be brought into the political hurly-burly of the appropriations process. The issues raised here are important, yet this ponderously written if comprehensive study is likely to be read only by economists and public policy specialists.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
318 US Route 1, STE 2
Kittery ME 03904

Shipping Terms:

Standard and expedited shipping options include shipping and handling costs. Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 10-14 business days for expedited shipping, and 20-30 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)