The Clash of Generations: Saving Ourselves, Our Kids, and Our Economy (MIT Press)
The clash of generations: saving ourselves, our kids, and our economy,
Steen Eiler Rasmussen. Slavoj Zizek. Vaclav Smil. Richard Kenvin. Mitchel Resnick. Kit White. John V. Jeffrey M. David Keenan. Katie Salen Tekinbas. Jeremy Till. Bill Moggridge. Colin Rowe. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide.
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Popular Features. New Releases. Description How America went bankrupt and how we can save ourselves-as a country and as individuals-from economic disaster.
The United States is bankrupt, flat broke. Thanks to accounting that would make Enron blush, America's insolvency goes far beyond what our leaders are disclosing. Jun 18, Kelly rated it it was ok.
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I thought they did a great job of shifting the tone of their book from "we should be angry at the elderly" to proactive, logical solutions. However, they frame sweeping reform across financial regulation, health care, taxes, and social security as extremely simplistic "so easy, we can explain the reforms on a postcard!
It comes across as naive to the complexities and systems-level thinking needed to achieve such reform. Apr 13, Caren rated it really liked it Shelves: adult-nonfiction. Even though the two authors of this book are economists, the book is written so a lay person can easily understand its points. Further, parts of it are quite engaging, not at all as dry as you might imagine the topic to be.
What I really appreciated is that they offer four solutions that could turn our country around. Whether they will be read and heeded is another matter Their solutions are called the "purple postcard plan". The 'purple' indicates that the ideas would be acceptable to both s Even though the two authors of this book are economists, the book is written so a lay person can easily understand its points.
The 'purple' indicates that the ideas would be acceptable to both sides of the political spectrum; they are not overtly red or blue. The 'postcard' part means that the ideas are each simple enough to fit succinctly on a postcard. The postcards address reform in these areas: banking, health care, taxes, personal or social security. The postcards offer public policy reforms. The authors also offer ways a person can alter his own lifestyle to make some painless changes in these areas.
If you don't recognize these four areas as hot-button issues for our times, well, you must have been living on another planet. We have let this slide long enough. Jun 05, Kevin rated it it was amazing. I read most of this book, but had to return it to the library before I could finish it.
The authors start out painting a bleak picture of the U. It's a hard look at what is really wrong, and how bad it really is. After scanning the table of contents I started near the second half of the book, where the authors propose solutions to the economic situation in the U. These solutions are not wholly new, however you will not find much mention of them beyond this book and some less than mainstream "early retirement" financial blogs. The solutions are practical, workable, and foster new ways to think about retirement and financial planning. I will be checking this book out again to finish it and then read it again, and may give it as a gift to friends and family.
Jun 23, Malin Friess rated it it was amazing. We may me in debt 16 trillion increased by about 4 trillion over 8 years with GW Bush and increased another 4 trillion over 4 years with Obama That is all the entitlements, pensions, social security and so forth we have promised that we will not be able to pay out. We can't keep kicking the bucket down the road. Its not fair to our kids and their kids. They propose solutions called the Purple Plan cute.. Purp We may me in debt 16 trillion increased by about 4 trillion over 8 years with GW Bush and increased another 4 trillion over 4 years with Obama Purple Social Security Purple health Care, etc Purple Tax plan I won't get into all the details.
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But I found the solutions to be bi partisan and reasonable. Great book! I wish congress and the senate would listen. View 1 comment. Mar 26, Seth Benzell rated it it was amazing Shelves: economics. Very smart guy with a clear, compelling view.
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