This report provides a specification of a research model, in analog and verbal form, for systemic budgeting, an approach to understanding and formulating public budgets. Systemic budgeting is the strategic process of translating beliefs into policies and budgets. It treats the total public budget and the economy as one system. Given a statement of politically selected goals, systemic budgeting provides for a continuously iterative analysis of the budget and the economy to identify preferred courses of action most likely to lead to the achievement of those goals.
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