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When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy Paperback – June 1, 1998
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David Lyon (CEO of the Public Policy Institute) wrote in the Foreword, "[the book] is a compelling account of how voters' fiscal conservatism and the pressure for high-quality public services came into conflict. This story is being played out in numerous local governments throughout California... As California legislators and administrators struggle with severe restrictions on their ability to raise local revenues... the temptation to search for 'creative solutions' will only intensify." (Pg. xiii) Baldassare says in the Introduction, "[the book] provides a comprehensive analysis of the Orange County bankruptcy... This book also discusses the larger lessons to be learned from the mistakes made in Orange County and offers policy recommendations for state and local governments to avoid future fiscal catastrophes." (Pg.Read more ›