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The Great Risk Shift by Jacob S. Hacker
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Mar 26, 2012

really liked it
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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