|Global interdependence requires the federal government to pay more attention to international affairs, so states must play a stronger role in domestic policy.|
|The policies needed to revitalize the economy, which include eliminating the federal deficit and increasing public investment in skills and infrastructure, cannot all be undertaken by Washington without a federal tax increase too big to be either likely or desirable.|
|Top-down management by the federal government is unlikely to bring about needed change in education, skill training, and other areas where reform is essential.|
|Some objectives, though, such as reform of health financing and control of medical costs, cannot be attained by states on their own.|
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Publication information: Book title: Reviving the American Dream:The Economy, the States & the Federal Government. Contributors: Alice M. Rivlin - Author. Publisher: Brookings Institution. Place of publication: Washington, DC. Publication year: 1992. Page number: 110.
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