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Books by and about 2012 presidential nominees
Do Not Ask What Good We Do
about Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Ten Letters
about Pres. Barack Obama (2011)
A Life of Trial and Redemption
about V.P. Joe Biden (2010)
No Apology
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2010)
Young Guns
by Rep. Paul Ryan et al (2010)
The Path to Prosperity
by Rep. Paul Ryan (2012)
Promises to Keep
by Vice Pres. Joe Biden (2007)
The Audacity of Hope
by Pres. Barack Obama (2006)
Turnaround
by Gov. Mitt Romney (2004)
Dreams from My Father
by Pres. Barack Obama (1996)

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The Future of Success:
Working and Living in the New Economy

by Robert Reich



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Click here for 27 full quotes from Robert Reich in the book The Future of Success.
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Budget & Economy
    Shift from large-scale production to continuous innovation.
    Give $60,000, for college or business, to kids reaching 18.
Civil Rights
    Greatest threat to free speech: pandering to consumerism.
    Gender discrimination has yet to be wrung out of society.
    Social reform should include faith-based institutions.
Corporations
    Under Clinton, executive pay ratio rose from 40:1 to 400:1.
Education
    School districts are self-sorting, whether public or private.
    Variable vouchers to avoid self-sorting mechanisms.
Families & Children
    Marriage declined in the 1970s because wages stagnated.
    Crisis of illegitimacy is a misleading half-truth.
    Definition of family is changing because people want it.
    Make child care a fully tax-deductible business expense.
Free Trade
    Isolationists & xenophobes misguided on trade & immigration.
Government Reform
    Money corrupts politics subtly.
Health Care
    Medical savings account are rational but leave vulnerable.
Jobs
    US jobs issue is low earnings, not high unemployment.
    Corporate ruthlessness comes from competition, not greed.
    Establish "earnings insurance" to smooth out unemployment.
Social Security
    Privatizing would leave lower-income retirees with less.
Technology
    Age of the Terrific Deal is replacing Age of Mass Production.
    Tech is great for consumers but hard on our personal lives.
    Consumers benefit from standards; but not Microsoft monopoly.
Welfare & Poverty
    Welfare's work rules are based on Protestant work ethic.
    1996 welfare reform didn't lift working moms out of poverty.
    Poor who won housing lottery had improved family results.
    Housing vouchers for poor families; push inclusionary zoning.
    Make mixed communities a goal of faith-based institutions.


The above quotations are from The Future of Success:
Working and Living in the New Economy

by Robert Reich.

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