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Cheese Factories on the Moon: Why Earmarks are Good for by Scott A. Frisch,Sean Q. Kelly

By Scott A. Frisch,Sean Q. Kelly

It has turn into a part of US political conference to assault 'earmarks' - legislative provisions that direct money to precise tasks - as wasteful and corrupt. during this provocative e-book Scott A. Frisch and Sean Q. Kelly argue that during truth earmarks are sturdy for American democracy. utilizing huge interviews with Washington insiders and exact examples they illustrate how earmark initiatives that have been pilloried in reality spoke back to the valid wishes of neighborhood groups, wishes that will another way have long past unmet. additionally they show that media insurance of earmarks has a tendency to be superficial and overly-dramatic. Cheese Factories at the Moon is a much-needed problem to a frequent yet deeply mistaken 'consensus' approximately what's wrong with US congressional spending.

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