Biographical Note: Bill White is senior advisor at Lazard, a firm advising corporate leaders and governments worldwide. He served as Houston's mayor and was twice re-elected with an average vote of 88 percent. He also served as the deputy secretary of energy of the United States. He received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award for his leadership in response to Hurricane Katrina and the Governing Official of the Year Award from "Governing" magazine. He has worked as the CEO of a successful business and as a member of numerous corporate boards. In 2010 he received more votes for governor of Texas than any Democratic candidate in the state's history.
Publisher Marketing: In America's Fiscal Constitution, Bill White--a finance expert and three time former Houston mayor--tells the story of generations of leaders who established clear limits on federal debt. He describes how debt has grown to threaten the nation's future after the collapse of those traditional limits in 2001. For almost two centuries the US government borrowed only to wage war, plug temporary budget holes during downturn, expand and secure national borders, and preserve the Union. Borrowing ended immediately after the emergency passed. Since 2001, however, federal leaders broke the traditional link between tax and spending policies and borrowed to pay for both emergencies and routine operating expenses. White dispels common myths and highlights practical lessons from history on how the nation can return to the time-tested trail of fiscal safety. For Americans trying to make sense of today's budget crisis--and those worried about future economic opportunities--America's Fiscal Constitution provides an original, hopeful, and objective context.
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