About the Author
Irene S. Rubin is professor emeritus of political science in the division of public administration at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of a number of other books on public budgeting, including Balancing the Federal Budget: Trimming the Herds or Eating the Seed Corn?, Class, Tax and Power: Municipal Budgeting in the United States, and Shrinking the Federal Government. She edited the journal Public Budgeting and Finance for two years and Public Administration Review for three, and was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington in 1996.
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