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The Escape Artists - Noam Scheiber

DEEP INTO THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS PAINFULLY HIGH, THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR HAD WIDENED, AND THE STIMULUS HAD NOT DONE ENOUGH TO BRING JOBS BACK.
WHAT WENT WRONG?

FACING THE WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE 1930S, President Obama hired a crack team of escape artists: financial wizards who had pulled off numerous whiteknuckle getaways during the Clinton era. But this time, they fell far short. The Escape Artists reveals why.

Star White House journalist Noam Scheiber delivers a gripping narrative of the Obama presidency and the mistakes and missed opportunities that kept his pedigreed team from steering the economy in the right direction. With previously undisclosed internal documents and extensive, original reporting from the highest levels of the administration, Scheiber reveals how the very qualities that made these men and women escape artists in the 1990s ultimately failed them.

This book can be purchased from all the usual places but here's a link to a nice independent bookshop in my neighbourhood. They do free delivery and are lovely.

http://www.biggreenbookshop.com/

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  • Victoria

    The venue was very busy, lots of people had braved the wet weather and were waiting outside for them to open. The food was good and the discussion, interesting as always.

    It is a shame that for such a popular book in the poll and initially when posted, so few were able to make it on the day.

    We bade farewell to Verona and wished her all the best for her trip to Canada. The club will be waiting for you to resume your duties in 2014!

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Jessie H.

    Interesting study

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great! Now can't make it due to Spring snow! :(

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great!

    January 16, 2013

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