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  1. Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges
    Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges
    Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges
    Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges
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  2. Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges

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A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America’s five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare 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, common-sense 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 healthcare 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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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
James Stone
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9780544749009
ISBN
0544749006
Label
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Manufacturer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
288
PublicationDate
2016-05-03
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ReleaseDate
2016-05-03
Studio
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 Easy Theses by James M. Stone may not have a place in this current election where magical thinking, money, racism and name-calling have replaced common sense. However, it’s a refreshingly non-partisan examination of crucial issues that should be read by those who aspire to hold office and/or who truly want to understand and work to fix the issues that are underpinning the great American discontent. In easy to understand chapters, Stone explains the issues and proposes his solutions to:
1. Fiscal Balance
2. Inequality
3. Education
4. Health Care
5. Financial Sector Reform
Agree with him or not, the material is presented in an objective manner that invites thought and discussion. Despite it’s attempt at objectivity, the most impactful parts are when the author reveals personal experiences (like that of his father during the Great Depression). The book reads like a series of lectures and should be on the Economics 101 syllabus at universities... Read more
I just finished reading James Stone’s “Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to American’s Greatest Economic Challenges”. I recommend it. Stone is the founder and CEO of Boston-based Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation. He was a lecturer in Economics at Harvard in the early 1970s, and then Massachusetts' Commissioner of Insurance from 1975 to 1979. He was appointed chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by President Carter in 1979, and remained on the Commission until 1983.

The five challenges his book speaks to are: fiscal balance, inequality, education, healthcare, and financial reform. His extensive experience in the insurance industry and in government provides a unique perspective from which to analyze these problems (the first and last in particular) and think creatively about how they can be / need to be addressed. The changes in policy he recommends flow logically from a careful analysis of the origins of each of the... Read more
I encourage everyone to read Jim Stone’s just published Five Easy Theses. This short, well-written book offers sane and sensible solutions to our major economic problems: deficits, inequality, education, health care and financial sector reform. In that sense the book is exhilarating and uplifting, to see that these are not intractable but solvable problems. What makes it depressing is the political inability to enact even sane, sensible solutions to critical problems. Jim Stone has made a crucial contribution to our national political debate. Read it and you’ll be better able to participate.
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