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Five Easy Theses

Five Easy Theses

Author: James Stone

Pages: 288

Edition: Hardcover

List Price: $26

Published: May, 2016

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544749009

Highest rank: #6 on 7th, May 2016

First entered: 7th, May 2016

Number of weeks: 1

Book Summary


A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America’s five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality.

America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable, but some we are entirely capable of solving. In Five Easy Theses, James M. Stone presents specific, common-sense solutions to a handful of our most pressing challenges, showing how simple it would be to shore up Social Security, rein in an out-of-control financial sector, reduce inequality, and make healthcare and education better and more affordable. The means are right in front of us, Stone explains, in various policy options that — if implemented — could preserve or enhance government revenue while also channeling the national economy toward the greater good.  Accessible and thought provoking, Five Easy Theses reveals that a more democratic, prosperous America is well within our reach.  


James M. Stone

Name: James M. Stone

About the author:

Jim M. Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim. began his career by teaching economics, after earning a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard. He served as Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner from 1975 to 1979 and then as Chairman and Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for four years. On his return from Washington, he founded Plymouth Rock.

He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Globe, and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Post, a web-based international news service. Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Management Sciences for Health, for which he serves as Chairman of the Board. Jim has served as an advisor to governments in three developing countries, and he has authored a book and numerous articles on insurance and finance. Jim is married, the father of two children, and lives in Boston.

Jim’s upcoming book, titled Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and available May 3, 2016.

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