This Handbook deals with many aspects of public policy evaluation including methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies. A rich variety of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation, as well as ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation are, brought together to create a unique resource in public policy evaluation.
Chapter 2: The Big Tradeoff: Fundamental Law or Red Herring?
The Big Tradeoff: Fundamental Law or Red Herring?
The indifference curve and the idea of Trade-offs and the substitutability of products under limited budgets is almost the essence of economics. There is a need for more imaginative thinking as to how budgets can be expanded or how one can achieve multiple goals within a fixed budget. There may especially be a need for more imaginative thinking on how increases can be achieved in both societal ...