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  • Systematic Thinking for Social Actionby Alice M. Rivlin; Donna Shalala

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    In January 1970 Alice M. Rivlin spoke to an audience at the University of California-Berkeley. The topic was developing a more rational approach to decisionmaking in government. If digital video, YouTube, and TED Talks had been inventions of the 1960s, Rivlin's talk would have been a viral hit. As it was, the resulting book, Systematic Thinking... more...

  • Restoring Fiscal Sanityby Alice M. Rivlin; Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    The United States is standing at a critical juncture in its fiscal outlook. After experiencing a brief period of budget surpluses at the turn of the century, the federal government will run deficits that add about $4 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. Substantial deficits will likely continue long into the future because the looming... more...

  • Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2005by Alice M. Rivlin; Isabel V. Sawhill

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 18.99

    The retirement of the baby boom generation will create spiraling costs for health care and pension programs. Combined with lower revenues, these developments will lead to a decline in economic growth if nothing is done. In this second volume of Restoring Fiscal Sanity, a group of policy experts focus on how to bring spending and revenues in line... more...

  • Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2007by Alice M. Rivlin; Joseph R. Antos

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 18.99

    Exceeding $2 trillion annually, health care spending in the United States is growing significantly faster than the national economy. If left unchecked, this health spending crisis will threaten Americans' ability to pay for other essential services. Driven primarily by the cost of benefits promised to seniors under Medicare and Medicaid, federal... more...

  • Intergovernmental Management for the 21st Centuryby Timothy J. Conlan; Paul L. Posner; Alice M. Rivlin

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 28.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and the National Academy of Public Administration publication America's complex system of multi-layered government faces new challenges as a result of rapidly changing economic, technological, and demographic trends. An aging population, economic globalization, and homeland security concerns are among the powerful factors... more...

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