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A New York Times best-seller

A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America's five most pressing public policy issues, from health care to education to inequality.

America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable but some we are entirely capable of solving. In Five Easy Theses, James M. Stone presents specific commonsense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make health care and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that - if implemented - could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good.

Accessible and thought provoking, Five Easy Theses reveals that a more democratic, prosperous America is well within our reach.

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©2016 James Stone (P)2016 Random House Audio

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If I were the author, I'd have poured some of the words out of this book and onto the floor. The ratio of stuff said to ideas is at the level of political speeches and this grandstanding could have some chaff shaken off. The grains are tasty when you find one though and I think the ideas inside are quite moderate. I lament that these changes are considered fantastic in America today when so many of them make so much sense.

This book is more about itself than anything else and I think the structure of each thesis could use some basic high school 5 paragraph organization and lots of editing.

Narrator was fantastic - no complaints there.

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let's debate

there needs to be a debate about the ideas in this book nationally and individually.

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