New York Times Obituary

Eric Pace, "Aaron Wildavsky, A Budgeting Expert And Researcher, 63," September 16, 1993.

In his 1990 book, “The Deficit and the Public Interest” (University of California Press), which he wrote with Joseph White, he said that the nation’s “deficit is high because reducing it will have serious adverse consequences for virtually everybody, and therefore for the country as whole.” They added, “Until this fact is faced; until politicians, the media, and the public admit that the difficulty is not a lack of courage or insidious ‘special’ interests dominating the ‘public’ interest, debate will remain distorted and unproductive.”

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