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Linda J. Bilmes

A leading expert on budgeting and public finance, Linda J. Bilmes is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard University. She served as assistant secretary of commerce during the Clinton administration.

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A Call For A National Strategy On Veterans

By Linda J. Bilmes

Rather than simply hoping things work out and then throwing money at problems after they surface, we need to think through in detail how to support all of America’s veterans.

Election 2012

The Truth Behind The Ryan Budget

By Linda J. Bilmes

Paul Ryan’s budget promises Americans a “Path to Prosperity.” But, contributor Linda Bilmes – who calls the plan deliberately hazy, flawed and awful – begs to differ.