America is Not Broke
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Tayen Lane Publishing
2633 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
9780996174008, $29.99, 358pp, www.amazon.com/Tayen Lane
Synopsis: "American Is Not Broke: Four Multi-Trillion Dollar Paths to A Thriving America by Scott Baker belies the commonly held belief that the American economy is unsustainable, That there is no money for social programs, no money to run the government, no money to cut taxes, and above all, we have to cut spending on all domestic programs. But it is simply not true. Instead of familiar complaints about the national debt, leading to just slicing a shrinking economic pie differently, or worse, to Austerity Economics, the reality is that we already have all the wealth we could ever need. The tried and proven proposals in "America Is Not Broke" would guarantee America's prosperity, fairness, democracy, and economic and ecology on a sustainable basis. "America is Not Broke" showcases four multi-trillion dollar reforms: Sovereign Money, Georgism, Public Banking, and Ending Government Financial Asset Hoarding, plus a few other major reforms that demonstrate just how we can have it all, if we only learn where to look.
Critique: Exceptionally well researched, written, organized, and iconoclastic, "America Is Not Broke" by Scott Baker (Managing Editor/Economics Editor and writer for Op Ed News" is impressively informed and informative. Very highly recommended for community and academic library Economics reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists, "America Is Not Broke" is ideal for the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the true workings of the American economy. It should be noted that "America Is Not Broke" is also available in a paperback edition (978-0996418430, $19.99) and in a Kindle format ($9.99).