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Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President Paperback – January 6, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (January 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465013872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465013876
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,167,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this lengthy collaboration Jolin, of the Center for American Progress, and Gren, president of the New Democracy Project, gather a comprehensive series of essays for the new president's consideration, arranged into four broad categories: the White House, domestic policy, economic policy and national security policy. Along with suggestions and goals for the first 100 days, contributors like Tom Freedman, Karen Davenport, Jessica Stern and Lames Lee Witt paint sobering portraits of areas in need of overhaul. Criticism is frequently lobbed at the outgoing administration for, among other grievances, the termination of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Advanced Technology Program, the Labor Department's 34 percent loss of staff, the Department of Justice indictment, the Federal Trade Commission's incompetence, and "the poster child for government dysfunction," the Department of Homeland Security. The editors' and contributors' agenda is obviously enormous, requiring the solid support of some 5,000 White House employees and cabinet officers implementing a huge range of ideas, including better education for at-risk and disconnected youth, establishing Internet accountability and creating a political culture that responds to reality as it is, rather than as a function of partisan ideology. At the very beginning of what could be a new political era, this book makes a thorough (if overwhelming) guide.
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About the Author

Mark Green is president of the New Democracy Project and also president of Air America Media. The author of numerous books—including the best-sellers Who Runs Congress? and The Book on Bush—he was the elected Public Advocate (1994-2001) for New York City.

Michele Jolin is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and previously served for four years at the White House as Chief of Staff for President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers.

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By Guy Turnbull on February 23, 2014
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Decades of self-serving, poor corporate / political policies and decisions have led us to the edge.... as those that govern, large and small, try in vain to maintain the "bubble economy" of our aging Nation. Is this the best America can do for itself? Little works without encouraging, and enforcing, individual responsibility and ethical behavior. Guess that's gone. Expect little to change... as the goals of the few are hardly aligned with the good of "the People". The only unique thing in all this... is that it is happening under the Constitution of The United States. We have blown it... big time.
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By Pafka on August 6, 2014
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8 of 16 people found the following review helpful By LibreDiva on June 8, 2010
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This book is all about how the progressives want to control America and it's people. However they don't necessarily come right out and say it in so many words. What they do say is how the president should do this and the president should do that and what the government should do for the people, what the government should give the people etc. They basically want a cradle to grave government and from the way that obama is doing things I'd say he's taking all of their suggestions into consideration. Buy it if you want to waste your 16.00 or wait for it to be on the bargain bin next month.
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7 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Lani Green on January 5, 2009
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What i loved the most about this book is that it is so easy to understand. That being said, it is also thoughtful, well written, and insightful. A must read for anyone who wants to understand the tools needed to turn around our great nation.
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5 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Kapler on January 6, 2009
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It is a very exciting time for the U.S. as we shed the old policies that are clearly not working and move forward to a new America. Change for America provides clear and easy-to-digest insight as to how to accomplish this enormous task. I highly recommend this read if you care about this country and about making it the place we are all proud to live in again.
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