FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Altman, Sabotoge: How the Republican Party Crippled America’s Economic Recovery

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 1:59 pm

My initial reaction to Sabotage: How the Republican Party Crippled America’s Economic Recovery was an incredulous, “Jeez, will anyone really get snookered into blaming the Republicans for that at this point in affairs?” And then yesterday happened, and we all realized we’d probably have to vote for Obama again, because the conservatives will always be better at the whole “nihilism” thing than liberals. This book is a useful source of the talking points Democratic Party operatives will repeat so relentlessly between now and November they might actually succeed in dissuading any self-respecting leftist who can still afford cable from voting at all.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Daniel Altman, Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy

By: Sunday March 6, 2011 1:59 pm

Economic forecasting is a tough business: most stock analysts have trouble predicting the earnings of the companies they cover over the next three months. That doesn’t seem to intimidate Daniel Altman, the author of “Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy.” The book’s dozen prognostications cover every corner of the planet and extend many decades into the future.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ian Bremmer, The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations?

By: Saturday May 29, 2010 2:00 pm

[Welcome author Ian Bremmer, and Host Daniel Altman] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book.  Please take other conversations to a previous thread.  - bev] The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group consulting firm, has his [...]

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