Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable
by Jeffrey D Sachs

"By defining our goal more clearly, by making it seem more manageable and less remote, we can help all people to see it, to draw hope from it, and to move irresistibly toward it." - JFK

A timely and optimistic look at real, tenable solutions to what ails American political economy. Professor Sachs manages to discuss often-stressful or frightening topics without succumbing to fearmongering, and instead offers practical solutions that have already been successfully undertaken by other major economies.

Covering trade, the federal budget, inequality, job automation, foreign policy, and energy policy, (I'm sure I'm missing something), this is a dense little book. (My ARC was 154 pages.) The author doesn't waste any time with excessive text. He gets to the point, and it's quite readable.

Overall, I highly recommend this book. It's meaty enough to satisfy policy wonks, without overwhelming casual readers.

arc received from the publisher for review