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Elegant explanation with excellent examples of possible interventions
on December 9, 2014
I feel Clintons strongest point is that he really wants to solve problems, regardless of his personal ego. The first part deals with how we got here economically. I was impressed at his description of the shifts in circumstances since 1980 and why he says President Obama's choices and performance are better than most think. Those who disagrees with Clinton passionately would likely disagree with section one. Section 2 addresses what can be done to improve things. Clinton has always been a collector of the trivia of various policy experiments done by the USA and other nations. Section 2 is a collection of different policies are worth trying to deal with economic problems, tax policies, and other issues. One of my frustrations with the liberals and conservatives is that they are not offering a bunch of positive simple proposals that can be experimented one at a time with small initial investments. The example he has me excited about is the program to make one day retrofits on buildings affordable. The economic investment and carbon emission savings allow coal power plants to be closed instead of investing in expensive technology to clean coal power. The houses gain value. The policies have already been done on small scales in various places. I would like to see a greater amount of discussion on what simple things can we do in terms of public policy that be tested from all political perspectives. I would encourage anyone who is interested in or wonders how the government can improve things to look at what Clinton has to say; even if you disagree with most of it, he offers a compelling set of policy interventions that could make for a better USA and world. It is worth contemplating and debating.