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Author: James M. Stone, James Stone Narrator: Christopher Grove Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781524751548
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A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America’s five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality.

America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable, but some we are entirely capable of solving. In Five Easy Theses, James M. Stone presents specific, common-sense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make healthcare and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that — if implemented — could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good. 
Accessible and thought provoking, Five Easy Theses reveals that a more democratic, prosperous America is well within our reach.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excellen…authoritative, informative, very well written, and of course directed to the big issues people care about.”

    Edward O. Wilson, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction

  • “An important book for readers of any political stripe who want to get beyond the current domestic policy impasse. You may not agree with everything Stone advocates, but every argument he makes is worthy of serious attention.”

    Tom Daschle, Former US Senate Majority Leader

  • Five Easy Theses sets out key issues of public policy easy to identify in concept but long unresolved in practice. Stone proposes sensible approaches to breaking the long-standing political deadlock. The specific measures to deal with budgetary balance, income inequality, public education, healthcare, and financial reform should provide a guide for constructive debate as we choose our next president.”

    Paul A. Volcker, chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979 to 1987)

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About the Author

James M. Stone is the founder and chief executive of the Plymouth Rock group of insurance companies, former chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, former Commonwealth of Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner, and an active philanthropist. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University and has spoken or published frequently in the field of finance and economics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Art and Sciences.

About the Narrator

Christopher Grove is an actor, writer, and audiobook narrator. His narrations include Eye of the Storm, The Quantum Enigma, and the Right Kind of Crazy.