Books

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

– Haruki Murakami


James B. Steele (Episode 10)

America: What Went Wrong?: The Crisis Deepens 

The downward spiral of America’s middle class is no accident: This book explains in vivid detail how Washington and Wall Street have made decisions that enrich the wealthy at the expense of everyone else.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele document the specific acts of Congresses and presidents that have caused soaring economic inequality and enable corporations to pay low wages, owe no taxes and raid the retirement plans of their employees. This book, updated in 2020, is an expanded edition of the bestselling America: What Went Wrong?, which caused a sensation when it exposed the causes of the middle-class crisis. This new edition reveals how new policies are launching a fresh assault on the average American.

Middle-class Americans know that their way of life is under attack. This book explains how it happened and how we can make it right.


Danielle DiMartino Booth’s Book (Episode 9)

Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America

A Federal Reserve insider pulls back the curtain on the secretive institution that controls America’s economy

After correctly predicting the housing crash of 2008 and quitting her high-ranking Wall Street job, Danielle DiMartino Booth was surprised to find herself recruited as an analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, one of the regional centers of our complicated and widely misunderstood Federal Reserve System. She was shocked to discover just how much tunnel vision, arrogance, liberal dogma, and abuse of power drove the core policies of the Fed.


Dr Nicole Saphier’s Book (Episode 6)

Make America Healthy Again: How Bad Behavior and Big Government Caused a Trillion-Dollar Crisis 1st Edition

NATIONAL BESTSELLER!

If Americans want to know why their health care is so costly and getting costlier, they need only look in the mirror.

Americans are notoriously unhealthy—we eat too much, drink too much, and sit too much. When roughly 80 percent of cardiovascular disease and 40 percent of all cancer cases could be prevented by simple lifestyle changes, it is time to take a deeper look at the problem and ask who is truly responsible. Consider that:

·         After seventy years of innovation, heart disease and cancer remain the top two causes of death in the United States.

·         In 1960, health care spending was 5 percent of America’s GDP; today, it is 17.5 percent.

·         The government spends over $1 trillion annually on health care.

·         Nearly one in five American deaths is associated with poor diets.

·        Simply reducing sodium intake by 1,200 mg per day could save up to $20 billion a year in medical costs.

In Make America Healthy Again, Nicole Saphier, a Memorial Sloan Kettering physician, nationally recognized patient advocate, and media personality, reveals how individual negligence and big government incompetence have destroyed America’s health care system. Combining historical events, economic trends, and essential lifestyle advice, with her unique perspective, she offers concrete solutions to address this epic problem.


Recommended Reading from Stephen Moore, (Episode 4)

Discussing how government has continually grown in size and scope during the past century, this account demonstrates that the main reason lies in government’s responses to national “crises” (real or imagined), including economic upheavals and, especially, war. The result, this book argues, is the ever-increasing government power, which endures long after each crisis has passed, impinging on both civil and economic liberties and fostering extensive corporate welfare. Offering ideological explanations for the ascension of the role of government out of a capitalist, free-market economy, it will appeal to those with interests in political economy, American history, and libertarian politics.

Arguing that the ultimate resource is the human imagination coupled to the human spirit, Julian Simon led a vigorous challenge to conventional beliefs about scarcity of energy and natural resources, pollution of the environment, the effects of immigration, and the “perils of overpopulation.” The comprehensive data, careful quantitative research, and economic logic contained in the first edition of The Ultimate Resource questioned widely held professional judgments about the threat of overpopulation, and Simon’s celebrated bet with Paul Ehrlich about resource prices in the 1980s enhanced the public attention–both pro and con–that greeted this controversial book.