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The Public Option

How to Expand Freedom, Increase Opportunity, and Promote Equality

  • Introduction
  • I. Understanding the Public Option
    • 1. The Limits of Private Action
    • 2. Why Public Options?
    • 3. The Theory of the Public Option
    • 4. Caveats and Counterarguments
  • II. The History of the Public Option
    • 5. Public Libraries, Social Security, and Other Successes
    • 6. Mixed Results in Education and Housing
  • III. The Public Option and Public Policy
    • 7. Retirement
    • 8. Higher Education
    • 9. Banking
    • 10. Child Care
    • 11. Health Care
    • 12. And More
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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