FDL Book Salon Welcomes Edward Luce, Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent

By: Saturday April 13, 2013 1:59 pm

Edward Luce’s book has been widely praised as carefully balanced and filled with evocative analysis and reportage. With a cast of dozens of academic, business and governmental thinkers, it wrestles with America’s relative economic decline, how the global economy is increasingly siphoning away America’s ability to innovate and manufacture, and a wide range of U.S. policy failures from education to healthcare to reinventing government. Too often Internet-entranced readers like me look for distillations to digest quickly, rather than dwell on the fascinating interviews, anecdotal treasure chest, and hard-nosed analyses in Mr. Luce’s detailed yet highly entertaining book.


Economics Is Hard… Especially for Those Who Got Everything Wrong

By: Monday June 28, 2010 12:05 pm

Paul Krugman fears we’re headed towards another Long Depression, and European and other G-20 leaders are collectively herding themselves like lemmings towards the clifts of insanity, by promising to cut spending and reduce demand in the middle of a global recession.

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