Zero-Based Politics

March 1979
New Republic;3/31/79, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p5
Discusses the application of the concept of zero-based budgeting to the United States federal government, public administration, and politics under President Jimmy Carter. Carter's lack of any preemptive right to renomination by the Democratic party simply because he is the Democratic incumbent; Psychological inertia that Democrats may feel as they face 1980 elections; Screening out the advantages and disadvantages of incumbency; Senator Edward Kennedy's formulation of the traditional liberal critique of Carter's domestic program.


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