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Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and a Professor of Economics at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He contributes to the “Economic View” column, which appears every fifth Sunday in The New York Times. Link to his website.
Frank in an interview with Rachel Maddow about the foolishness of Congress not extending unemployment benefits (he appears about half-way through this video clip at 3:33):
I admit that I’ve been one to grapple with separating unemployment extensions from the whole concept of welfare, or to be more accurate, the dysfunction in both systems. Learning the economic views, and simply following the path-of-fact, of when money is reinvested into the struggling economy and when it’s not, is helpful in being more educated about all of this, and hence, more open-minded.
Goodreads Review: The Great Reset
The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity by Richard Florida
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Florida’s The Great Reset is a Sense of Place book: It explains in an urbanist’s economic language why life as we know it is changing, and how that can be a good thing looking forward — so come on people, let’s make it happen!
The current events of the day largely swirl around us steeped in negativity (case in point), further gloom-and-doomed by political polarity and ideology hopelessly stalled at its extremes (case in point #2). Thus I wanted to read a book backed by credible research which would help me better understand the economics of it all, while written with a generous dose of healthier, yet realistic optimism. Florida satisfied on both counts, and he’s caused me to ask much better questions of my own lifestyle choices, for I’ve been contemplating a move — as a result, I can’t wait to make it happen.
Florida wrote The Great Reset a year ago, and having read it, I now see his predictions playing out quite clearly. In his latest blog post specific to the book, he says,
“We need to break with the past and engage with the future that is already upon us. There is no stopping this ongoing Great Reset. But left to its own devices it will unfold in a stop-and-start, trial-and- error fashion over the course of the next two, maybe three decades. My hope is that this book can help us move more quickly down the path to real recovery, minimizing the pain and suffering faced by too many, and ushering in a new era of sustainable prosperity for everyone.”
Me too. I highly recommend you read this one for yourself.
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