Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy (Hardcover)

Author: Bill Clinton

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reminder of where America should be headed

on 5/11/2012

I went in to this book a bit skeptical due to our current state of politics, but came out with a solid overview of the current economic state, how we got here and how we will move on to better things. I hope this has an impact on politics or at least voters because I feel more optimistic that there are realistic solutions to our problems here in the US. Unfortunately, I am not sure that our polarized politicians are open to common sense solutions. How I wish that we were back in the 90's, and not just because the economy was better. Politicians were actually interested in the long-term policy of the US instead of bickering. As a moderate voter, it was refreshing to read a little bit of common sense and honest and clear explanations of economic policy matters. Highly recommended and easy to read!

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President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters?presenting his ideas on restoring economic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy to get us "back in the future business.? He explains how we got into the current economic crisis, and offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. He supports President Obama?s emphasis on green technology, saying that changing the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security.

Clinton also stresses that we need a strong private sector and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress, demonstrating that whenever we?ve given in to the temptation to blame government for all our problems, we?ve lost our ability to produce sustained economic growth and shared prosperity.

Clinton writes, ?There is simply no evidence that we can succeed in the twenty-first century with an antigovernment strategy,? based on ?a philosophy grounded in ?you?re on your own? rather than ?we?re all in this together.? ? He believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be good politics but has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with not enough jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, and ?Americans need victories in real life.?


Publisher Alfred a Knopf Inc
Mfg Part# 9780307959751
SKU 224753482
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0307959759
Release Date 11/8/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0196
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf

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