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And 80s found that there was a minimal effect on labour supply "From A Generous Welfare "a generous welfare He also ignores how people could drop of our the labour supply temporarily in order from a generous welfare program He also ignores how people could drop of our the labour supply temporarily in order improve their prospects for a ob later Nor does he ever give consideration to effects of welfare programs on people s well being or health including mental health Nor does he ever compare US welfare programs with other countries The section on ordeal mechanisms is what made me stop reading He basically advocates treating people like shit in order to weed out people who are supposedly high ability but ust lazy ignoring of course whether people actually need the welfare in order to survive or maintain a basic level of survival and whether these humiliating survive or maintain a basic level of survival and whether these humiliating dissuade people from getting help they need Indeed the lowest ability people would also be those least able to get through these ordeals he proposesWhich of course brings onto the other point that public policy is in large part about moral choices that politicians make the book should have talked about this Scientific evidence can answer certain empirical uestions but if a politician believes the poor. Es of public finance enhancing its survey of traditional topics with an emphasis on empirical work and coverage of transfer programs and social insurance The new edition fully updated. Are inferior and should be punished then it is to them the fact that welfare programs have minimal impact on labour supply His section on Health Care reads like an advocacy platform than a textbook which is supposed to be neutral and science basedThe author also gives too much time to Health and Social Insurance I understand these are important topics but a uarter of the book is unnecessary And yet he doesn t mention happiness well being climate change immigration and ust fleetingly mentions ineuality These are all the biggest topics in public policy and have been for a long time yet he effectively ignores them Neither does he give comparisons with other countries he effectively ignores them Neither does he give comparisons with other countries would be especially helpful in topics where other do a better ob like healthcare welfare So not my cup of tea but if you ve ever pondered the functions of the social security system or the rationale behind corporate taxation debates this is your book It was good copyright is 2011 even though it was first printed in 2010 so it s hot off the press and relevant seegeg This one was OK I don t have too much to say but my opinion is neutral. With the most recent data and research possible includes new coverage of the Medicare drug benefit changes in the tax code Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing debate over privatization.

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Public Finance and Public PolicyA text book I was forced to pay 120 for absolutely worth it This text book is fascinating enough to be read for funMerged reviewA text book I was forced to pay 120 for absolutely worth it This text book is fascinating enough to be read for fun One of my favorite texts as a college undergrad I had to stop at the chapter on Welfare He makes only very fleeting references to societal well being and does not concentrate enough on evidence It s also excruciatingly boring to read The welfare was the most egregious part although the section on labour supply of single mothers was also terrible In the welfare chapter he ust Makes A Huge Number Of a huge number of such as the iron triangle section and makes a lot of conclusions based on those assumptions for which he provides no evidence He does sometimes look at evidence but there are far too many sections where it s all theory based on assumptions which at least in some cases I know of evidence contradicting themFor example he never once considers or looks at evidence for whether people actually do drop out of the labour supply if given welfare payments Experiments in Canada and the US "In The 70s. "the 70s. first published Gruber's Public Finance and Public Policy brought a refreshingly contemporary approach It was the first text written from the ground up to reflect current realiti. .