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The Clinton Economic Boom Paperback – July 16, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
"The Clinton Economic Boom, and Other Myths of the Clinton Presidency" is an easy to read book, by a thinker, for thinkers unwilling to settle for soundbites and the conventional wisdom, as they face key decisions that will affect the future of this great country.
This meticulously researched book, with nearly 300 references, is both an entertaining and educational read. Brown carefully, thorougly, and convincingly investigates and documents the primary contributory causes of the economic boom, balanced budget, and welfare reform that occurred during the Clinton years. Giving credit where credit is due, Brown's painstaking determination of where credit is due, or not, is based on solid data.
This book will be engaging to people of all political persuasions. Though the primary focus is on debunking myths, the book details several policy issues where Clinton was "Out in Front." The book also has a section, of particular interest to policy makers, on the lessons learned from the economic boom of the 90's.
I'm a better prepared citizen and voter, having read this book. You will be too.
I will highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the economic debate during the current election season, as well as those interested in getting their hands on a well written work.
The factual, non-political nature of the book makes it a credible source of historical perspective. Perhaps the new Obama administration should read it to get some pointers . . .
This book demonstrates how quickly the American public forgets. How quickly Americans devolve into a mob-like rule.
For me, as an average citizen that takes an interest into politics, wall street, the economy, and how they all relate to each other--this book just confirms what I already knew, but at the same time, I was (also)quick to forget--or just got comfortable with.
I would recommend this book as a well researched,quick read, and an excellent reminder of the recent past of where we've been, how far we have come and where we might or could go in the future,as a nation.
BTW--I agree with the earlier review by Jasper Kuria with regard to his following #1 concern: "If a confluence of factors that Clinton had nothing to do with had led to a depression wouldn't we have blamed him?"
My lingering concern is the following:
Is this what is happening with President Obama currently??
Time for that 2nd book in a series Mr. Brown!
I, for one, would be quick to pick it up!
When politicians from both sides of the isle are making all kinds of promises about how to fix the current economy and national debt, it is refreshing to refer to the facts of this period of time. Marbue has done an excellent job of presenting the causes of the economic boom and not getting bogged down with a political agenda.
I highly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are in search of a factual, well researched explanations of what led to the economic boom of the 90's then this is a must read. Mr. Read morePublished on January 23, 2011 by PetJoh
I just finished reading Marbue Brown's book, The Clinton Economic Boom, and I enjoyed it very much. Along the way I learned a tremendous amount. Read morePublished on August 25, 2009 by JFN
In this book the author dispels the myth of Clintonomics--former president Clinton is often credited with creating an economic boom during his presidency and accomplishing feats... Read morePublished on August 20, 2009 by Jasper Kuria