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The Great Risk Shift by Jacob S. Hacker
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Apr 15, 12

Read from March 26 to April 15, 2012

I'm not the kind of person who normally reads books about economics or politics. It's depressing and takes a lot of brain power to focus on and I like to use reading as a way to relax. Reading about economic downturns is not really good relaxation material. I had to read this book for school, however, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. It's an interesting take on economic indicators and I appreciate the longitudinal rather than "snapshot" point of view. It's full of statistics, which some people might not like, but I love because I'm a nerd. It is really, really troubling, until you get to the conclusion, which offers a fairly comprehensive plan for how to get out of this mess we have in the US. Looking at his website, there are much more detailed plans and I find his analysis pretty convincing. Never thought I'd give a book about economics 4 stars, but I feel like I really do know more than I knew when I started and it wasn't at all painful to get through.
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