This book gives a left wing economist's view of what's going wrong in our economy. He stands his ground firmly against the typical conservative economist's position on issues like deregulation, trade policy, health care, and inequality. Very much on target and insightful.
The only weakness in my mind is that Kuttner often says that other countries do it differently from a conservative economist's recommendations--they have higher taxes, offer universal health care, have used trade protection to develop industry--but then Kuttner does not give nearly enough detail of the prevalence or effectiveness of these governmental policies. Nor does he describe the policies in great detail.
Still, an amazingly good, balanced, lefty discussion of today's US economic situation.