The Resource When all else fails : government as the ultimate risk manager, David A. Moss

When all else fails : government as the ultimate risk manager, David A. Moss

Label
When all else fails : government as the ultimate risk manager
Title
When all else fails
Title remainder
government as the ultimate risk manager
Statement of responsibility
David A. Moss
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One of the most important functions of government - risk management - is one of the least well understood. Moving beyond the most familiar public functions - spending, taxation, and regulation - When All Else Fails spotlights the government's pivotal role as a risk manager. It reveals, as never before, the nature and extent of this governmental function, which touches almost every aspect of economic life."
  • "In policies as diverse as limited liability, deposit insurance, Social Security, and federal disaster relief, American lawmakers have managed a wide array of private-sector risks, transforming both the government and countless private actors into insurers of last resort. Drawing on history and economic theory, David Moss investigates these risk-management policies, focusing in particular on the original logic of their enactment. The nation's lawmakers, he finds, have long believed that pervasive imperfections in private markets for risk necessitate a substantial government role. It remains puzzling, though, why such a large number of the resulting policies have proven so popular in a country famous for its anti-statism
  • Moss suggests that the answer may lie in the nature of the policies themselves, since publicly mandated risk shifting often requires little in the way of invasive bureaucracy. Well suited to a society suspicious of government activism, public risk management has emerged as a critical form of government intervention in the United States."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, David A.
Dewey number
338.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD61
LC item number
.M63 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk management
  • Risk management
  • Government insurance
  • Disaster relief
Label
When all else fails : government as the ultimate risk manager, David A. Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-443) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 456 p.
Isbn
9780674007574
Lccn
2002017111
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 1926275-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1926275
  • (Sirsi) o48810737
  • (OCoLC)48810737
Label
When all else fails : government as the ultimate risk manager, David A. Moss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-443) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 456 p.
Isbn
9780674007574
Lccn
2002017111
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 1926275-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1926275
  • (Sirsi) o48810737
  • (OCoLC)48810737

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