Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy


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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.”
Technical Details
Binding
Hardcover
Number of Pages
208
Product group
Book
Brand
Knopf
Label
Knopf
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Knopf
Publication date
November 8, 2011
Release date
November 8, 2011
Format
Deckle Edge
Author
Bill Clinton
Language
English (Published), English (Original Language)
EAN
9780307959751
ISBN-10
0307959759
Item Dimensions L x W x H
5.91 x 0.85 x 8.68 inches
Item Weight
0.91 pounds
Manufacturer
Knopf
Studio
Knopf



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