Americans as a whole view themselves as reasonably prudent and sober people when it comes to matters of money, reflecting the puritan roots of the earliest European settlers. Yet as a community, we also seem to believe that we are entitled to a lifestyle that is well-beyond our current income, a tendency that goes back to the earliest days of the United States and particularly to get-rich-quick experiences ranging from the Gold Rush of the 1840s to the real estate bubble of the early 21st Century.
"US public finance history: clear, cogent walk-thru"
Struggle with the lawyer and the beagle through the Forest of Confusion and the Swamp of Depression. Arrive at the Village of Compromise. Climb the Purple Mountains with them and then cross the Fruited Plains, only to be stopped by the Sea of False Hope. Do you know the way to Destinae? The story's abundant interpretations are sure to make it a favorite among educators, motivators and ministers.