Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Back to Work Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy Author:Bill Clinton President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters?presenting his ideas on restoring energyeconomic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy , job creation, and financial responsibility and offering a plan to get us ?b... more »ack in the future business.? He explains how we got into the current economic crisis, and lays down a plan for long-term prosperity. He offers specific recommendations on how we can put people back to work, increase bank lending and corporate investment, double our exports, restore our manufacturing base, and create new businesses. He supports President Obama?s emphasis on green technology, saying that change changing in the way we produce and consume energy is the strategy most likely to spark a fast-growing economy while enhancing our national security.
Clinton also stresses that we need a strong private sector and a smart government working together to restore prosperity and progress, demonstrating that whenever we?ve given in to the temptation to blame government for all our problems, we?ve lost our ability to produce sustained economic growth and shared prosperity.commitment to shared prosperity, balanced growth, financial responsibility, and investment for the future. For example, he believes our ability to compete in the twenty-first century is dependent on our willingness to invest in infrastructure: we need faster broadband, a state-of-the-art national electrical grid, modernized water and sewer systems, and the best, airports, trains, roads, and bridges.
Clinton writes, ?There is simply no evidence that we can succeed in the twenty-first century with an antigovernment strategy,? writes Clinton, based on ?a philosophy grounded in ?you?re on your own? rather than ?we?re all in this together.? ? He believes that conflict between government and the private sector has proved to be good politics but has produced bad policies, giving us a weak economy with not enough jobs, growing income inequality and poverty, and a decline in our competitive position. In the real world, cooperation works much better than conflict, and ?Americans need victories in real life.?