In this bold history and manifesto, a former White House director of economic policy under President George H. W. Bush exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face and makes the case for transforming those same vulnerabilities into sources of strength - and the foundation of a national renewal.
"How the West Was Lost"
What is the GDP, and what does it mean? Why does the stock market go down when interest rates go up? What causes a dreaded recession? Economics impacts everyone's life, but most people take on faith what they read in the newspaper. Now, for anyone who doesn't know much about economics, noted economist Todd Buchholz explains it all simply and clearly. With refreshing wit and irreverence, Buchholz takes listeners by the hand and reveals the basic rules behind everything from food prices to trade deficits.
Former White House director of economic policy Todd G. Buchholz is also a Harvard professor and co-producer of the smash Broadway hit Jersey Boys. In Rush, Buchholz lays out a bold premise: rest and relaxation aren’t the keys to happiness, as so many Zenadhering “Edenists” would propose. Instead, it’s the drive to perform that provides meaning and makes people happier, healthier, and more successful individuals.