Too often, Washington policy initiatives involve merely marginal reforms. Policymakers and analysts alike concentrate on promoting compromise measures that would fine-tune existing programs but fail to challenge the status quo in any meaningful way. Policy myopia is pervasive.
This collection of essaysis a rarity in the policy arena -- it offers bold yet achievable initiatives designed to prompt fundamental change.
In An American Vision, 21 noted policymakers, scholars, and policy analysts stand back from the day-to-day tinkering of the Washington community to address the systemic defects that are at the root of many public policy problems. They outline a series of proposals that, taken as a whole, constitute a sweeping agenda for U.S. public policy in the 1990s and beyond.