“All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.”
Chapter Five Questions: Here are some things to ponder
You don't have to answer them all, but answer the ones you care about most or add in your own sentiments.
- What are the five principal areas of federal spending?
- What is the difference between mandatory and discretionary spending
- What are the top mandatory spending categories?
- Defense spending is very high; can you think of some peaceful activities our military might engage in?
- What does the paragraph “principles versus projections” emphasize?
- According to the author, what are two important aspects of making Social Security work?
- How could the federal government better promote fiscal transparency?
- What do you think of our existing transparency tools? How can we best engage the public?
- How can we best integrate our colleges and universities into the debate?
- Which of the “avenues to progress” did you like best?