Progressive or conservative, this is a must read for anybody who is concerned about the economy and frustrated with the grid lock in DC. Clinton has incisive insight into the workings of the economy and the politics of the time. He offers real insights into the what solutions are available or even underway by hampered by the government, at both the national and state levels. It is not a diatribe and does not take political sides. Where he differs from the parties, he explains his position, so there can be no accusation that this is anything but a very practical approach to getting people back to work. Not a book on economics, but a real revelation about economics.
The book is laid out in a sequence, but you could hardly call it a plot. He builds his case methodically, however. It is in no way text-book like.
Whether you liked him as a political figure or not, I've always like listening to Bill Clinton. HIs delivery clarifies the intent of his words. Is is varied and even has emotional content. He chuckles at himself or waxes impatient at times. I was concerned that a litany of economic programs might be hard to follow when read aloud, but Clinton's narration made it easy.
While I did not listen to this in a single sitting, and I wouldn't recommend it, it was an easy listen. There is a lot here and I like to let it sing in in large bites. Unlike some books on this subject, it was easy to pick up where you left off.
If there is anything that would dampen you enjoyment, it would be breaking up the last hour of the book into too many sessions. It is a series of recommendations about economic programs that seems compact and coherent only if you hear them all in the same breath, as it were.
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