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Setting National Priorities: Agenda for the 1980s
Setting National Priorities: Agenda for the 1980s
Edited by Joseph A. Pechman
Brookings, 1980, 564 pp
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For ten years the Brookings Institution has issued an annual analysis and critique of the President's budget proposals. This year's volume is more ambitious. Sixteen essays, equally divided between domestic and international issues, confront the coming decade. The tone and recommendations are balanced and moderately hopeful. The underlying admonition is to reform institutions rather than bewail the shortcomings of individuals.