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Book Reviews: R. Glenn Hubbard's "Seeds of Destruction" (Selected Press)

December 23, 2010

New York Review of Books
December 23, 2010
"Hubbard and Navarro accurately estimate the future deficits of Medicare and Medicaid care as largely a consequence of rising health care costs, not the aging population." - Jeff Madrick
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The Financial Times
October 31, 2010
"Just now optimists about the course of US economic policy are hard to find. The imminent prospect of divided government makes gridlock in Washington, even worse than that of late, all too likely and the chances of bipartisan co-operation poor. But you never know. A handbook of intelligent centrist proposals – ideas that moderates in either party could support – would be useful in its own right, and might even start bringing the tribes together." - Clive Crook
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Library Journal
October 15, 2010
"Recommended for a general audience with marginal interest in economic policy; required reading for those crafting U.S. Economic Policy." - Jekabs Bikis
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Reuters
October 13, 2010
"In their must-read policy manifesto, “Seeds of Destruction,” Glenn Hubbard and Peter Navarro outline the biggest economic problems facing America and what can be done about them." - James Pethokoukis
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Capital Gains and Games
September 29, 2010
"It's rare to find a book on economic policy that is so well written for the general public without sacrificing first rate analysis. I would recommend it for undergraduates and for anyone who wants to get quickly to the heart of some very tough issues: fiscal stimulus; monetary policy; tax reform; trade imbalances; oil dependence; runaway entitlement spending; health reform; and preventing the next financial crisis.  When a book is this quick a read, you often don't come away which much, but Seeds of Destruction pays big dividends and left me looking for more. You come away understanding the key drivers of economic growth without having to juggle equations or IS/LM graphs. They cut through a lot of extraneous issues and focus on the keys to good economic policymaking." - Pete Davis
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