"Obama was elected because he represented hope and the expectation of change. But as Jack Rasmus details in Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few, little changed for tens of millions of unemployed, homeowners, and those dependant on local government services for whom economic recovery has been anemic to non-existent the past four years. Rasmus describes in detail how Obama was the most conservative and business oriented of the Democratic candidates in 2008, and how his first term economic policies reflected that pro-business orientation." - Chuck Mack, International Vice-President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union
"Jack Rasmus in his new book, Obama's Economoy: Recovery for the Few, connects the dots and gives new meaning to common sense economics. While working people reel in the downward spiraling economy, Rasmus analyzes how we got where we are and makes recommendations for sustained economic growth and recovery. It's the kind of reading that makes every leader stop and say 'Wow! That makes perfect sense. Why didn't I think of that?' Then ask yourself, 'Why wouldn't our President think of that?' When you've read the book I'm confident that you will conclude that Rasmus has done a brilliant job of defining the impact of the Obama policies and decisions to this continued economic crisis." - Donna DeWitt, President, South Carolina AFL-CIO
About the Author
Jack Rasmus is a Professor of Economics at St Marys College and Santa Clara University, both in California. He is a freelance economics journalist and author of Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression (Pluto, 2010). He has been a business economist, market analyst and vice-president of the National Writers Union.