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Wagner, Richard E.

Overview
Works: 123 works in 436 publications in 1 language and 9,712 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HC106.6, 336.2760973
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Most widely held works by Richard E Wagner
Democracy in deficit : the political legacy of Lord Keynes by James M Buchanan( Book )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanced budgets, fiscal responsibility, and the Constitution by Richard E Wagner( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this monograph, Professors Wagner and Tollison examine the important question of whether the United States should adopt a constitutional amendment requiring the government to balance its budget. Arguing that the government should be explicit and responsible about how much it spends and how it spends it, they determine that the balanced budget idea is fiscally sound and democratically necessary
Public debt in a democratic society by James M Buchanan( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inheritance and the state : tax principles for a free and prosperous commonwealth by Richard E Wagner( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To promote the general welfare : market processes vs. political transfers by Richard E Wagner( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public choice and constitutional economics( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking and the state : social costs, rent seeking, and public policy by Robert D Tollison( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and taxes; some perspectives on inheritance, inequality, and progressive taxation by Richard E Wagner( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscal responsibility in constitutional democracy by James M Buchanan( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the papers, along with the discussant's re marks, presented at a conference on 'Federal Fiscal Responsibility', held at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia, on 26-27 March 1976. Additionally, we, the editors, have included an introductory essay which sets forth some of our background thoughts that in formed our organization of the conference and which also de scribes some of our reactions to the conference. This conference was sponsored by the Liberty Fund, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, which incorporated this conference into its overall program directed toward the study of the ideals of a free society of responsible individuals. Related to this effort, the Liberty Fund also assisted in supporting research on Democracy in Deficit: The Political Legacy of Lord Keynes, by James M. Buchanan and Richard E. Wagner (New York: Academic Press, 1977). Both Democracy in Deficit and the conference were de signed to examine one important aspect of the Liberty Fund's general set of concerns, namely the' way in which political con siderations influence the macroeconomic aspects of budgetary policy, thereby, in turn, influencing the future of American liberty and prosperity. We are most grateful to the Liberty Fund for their efforts, and we are pleased that Enid Goodrich, William Fletcher, Neil McLeod, and Helen Schultz of the Liberty Fund were able to attend the conference
Perspectives on tax reform; death taxes, tax loopholes, and the value added tax by Richard E Wagner( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of smoking by Robert D Tollison( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cigarettes are under political attack at all_levels of government in the United States. From Washington, D.C. to state capitals to local govern ments, proposals abound to increase the cigarette excise tax, to impose smoking bans, to prevent cigarette advertising, to restrict the sale of cigarettes through vending machines, to cut off the export of cigarettes, to earmark the cigarette excise tax for health programs, to divest the stock of cigarette companies, and so on. And all of these are purportedly being advocated in the name of health. Undergirding and abetting the health argument is an economic argument that claims to place a value of up to $100 billion per year on the alleged health costs of smoking to the American economy, which is more than $3 per pack of cigarettes smoked. As our title suggests, our interest lies in the economics of smoking and not in the health issues surrounding smoking. We are professional economists and not medical scientists. We will focus on what, if any, economic consequences arise for nonsmokers when smokers smoke. For purposes of our discussion, we simply accept the premise that smoking damages health and proceed with our analysis. Since we have not studied the issue ourselves, we have no way of knowing whether such a premise is true. But it really does not matter for getting the economics of smoking right. The important point resides in who pays for whatever to smoking
The fiscal organization of American federalism: description, analysis, reform by Richard E Wagner( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy analysis and deductive reasoning by Gordon Tullock( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The consequences of Mr. Keynes : an analysis of the misuse of economic theory for political profiteering, with proposals for constitutional disciplines by James M Buchanan( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade protection in the United States by Charles K Rowley( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trade policy in the United States since 1930 is rigorously evaluated in this major new book. Using public choice analysis to identify and explain protectionist behavior, Charles K. Rowley, Willem Thorbecke and Richard E. Wagner demonstrate why unilateral free trade cannot be achieved through the normal political process and make a strong case for constitutional reform. Trade Protection in the United States analyzes the history of US trade policy to explain why interest groups are able to foster protectionist policies despite the advantages which free trade offers consumers. The authors also explain why the principles of managed trade - as epitomized in the institution of the GATT - are inevitably subverted by protectionism. This important book concludes with a vigorous justification of unilateral free trade and makes a convincing case for protecting the freedom to trade through an amendment to the US constitution. Applying recent developments in constitutional political economy to a key policy issue, this book will be welcomed by economists, political scientists and lawyers as a major statement of the right to trade
The public economy by Richard E Wagner( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charging for government : user charges and earmarked taxes in principle and practice by Richard E Wagner( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiscal sociology and the theory of public finance : an exploratory essay by Richard E Wagner( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejecting conventional approaches, the author offers a view of public finance as one element of a broader scheme of social theorizing. The book assumes a working knowledge of the standard conceptual framework within which the theory of public finance is commonly presented
Politics, taxation, and the rule of law : the power to tax in constitutional perspective by Donald P Racheter( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this book treat the relationships among politics, taxation, and the rule of law. A central tenet of democratic ideology is that taxation is something that we choose to do to ourselves, rather than being something that is imposed on us by some ruler. The basic ideology of the American constitutional founding is that government is not the source of our rights of person and property. To the contrary, government is something we establish with our prior rights of person and property to preserve and protect those rights. While it is possible to articulate some intellectual notions about good government and appropriate taxation, it does not follow from the mere fact of this articulation that actual taxation works as articulated. Taxation may be a necessary means of preserving and protecting rights of person and property, but it might also operate in various ways to undermine, abridge, and erode those rights. The central tenet of democratic ideology, a tenet that is reflected thoroughly in the American constitutional founding, is that it is people's prior right to their property that limits the reach of government. This ideology rejects without a second thought any notion that government defines the limits of people's right to property. Yet democratic practice may well contradict and subvert democratic ideology, though the relationship between practice and ideology is not so simple as one being dominant over the other
Deficits, debt, and democracy : wrestling with tragedy on the fiscal commons by Richard E Wagner( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This timely book reveals that the budget deficits and accumulating debts that plague modern democracies reflect a clash between two rationalities of governance: one of private property and one of common property. The clashing of these rationalities at various places in society creates forms of societal tectonics that play out through budgeting. The book demonstrates that while this clash is an inherent feature of democratic political economy, it can nonetheless be limited through embracing once again a constitution of liberty
 
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Democracy in deficit : the political legacy of Lord Keynes
Alternative Names
Richard E. Wagner Amerikaans econoom

Richard E. Wagner amerikansk författare och ekonom

Richard E. Wagner amerikansk skribent og økonom

Wagner, R. E. 1941-

Ричард Уогнър

ريتشارد فاغنر

ریچارد ئی. واگنر اقتصاددان و نویسنده آمریکایی

ワグナー, R. E

ワグナー, リチャード・E.

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English (224)

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To promote the general welfare : market processes vs. political transfersThe economics of smokingCharging for government : user charges and earmarked taxes in principle and practiceFiscal sociology and the theory of public finance : an exploratory essayPolitics, taxation, and the rule of law : the power to tax in constitutional perspective