on April 2, 2013
If you are troubled by the political impasse in the United States and the very imperfect functioning of our economic system, and if the questions that Tony Judt raised in "Ill Fares the Nation" resonate with you, you should read this book, which goes deeply into causes of what is ailing us, and also squarely and realistically raises potential remedies.
on March 26, 2015
It is a great follow-on to the wide-spread concern about growing income and capital inequality. It shows how it impacts so many aspect of our society like mortality, health, violence, friendships, participation in community activities, etc. The more up to date book by Wilkinson and Pickett is the "Spirit Level"