Alternative Budgets Budgeting as If People Mattered

by John Loxley

Alternative Budgets Budgeting as If People Mattered Synopsis

Alternative budgets are presented as a method of political mobilization that advances fiscally responsible government allocation of resources in this treatise on the enlightened alternatives to the neoconservative agenda of slashing social services. The basics of budgeting, the technical and political contexts of budgeting, and the relationship between budget legislation and fiscal constraints on governments are among the issues discussed to make the more esoteric aspects of budgeting understandable. A budget that emphasizes the needs of poor people, women, and the environment is outlined with information on how to construct alternative budgets, analyze the possibilities of government funding, and mobilize political activists to propose clear, affordable alternatives to neoliberal government cutbacks.

Alternative Budgets Budgeting as If People Mattered Press Reviews

Economics may be dismal, budgets may be boring, but add democracy and compassion and this book shows that you get real alternatives full of hope. Better than anything Prime Minister Paul Martin has ever delivered or ever will. --Mel Watkins, professor emeritus of economics and political science, University of Toronto

Book Information

ISBN: 9781552661055
Publication date: 26th August 2003
Author: John Loxley
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing Co Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 145 pages
Categories: Macroeconomics,

About John Loxley

John Loxley is a professor of economics at the University of Manitoba. He is the author of Debt and Disorder and Disequilibrium and Growth.

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