The author has a series of easy to understand solutions to a plethora of problems plaguing the United States today. He would have multiple working and school shifts to alleviate crowding and introduce students to work environments earlier in their academic careers. The volume decries the shear complexity of the tax code and business regulations which limit industrial throughput. Any engineer knows that excess complexity interferes with the throughout or efficiency of any machine or process. Removing complexity speeds processing. The author believes in a reasonable level of immigration consistent with the needs of the country. Simultaneously, the book outlines how the USA could help neighbors create jobs internally. The volume decries efforts to impose our ideology on foreign countries. He points out that we are spending 3-4 times the total goods and services in Iraq. Alternatively, a plan has been put forth to provide each family with a simple stipend in exchange for Iraq fixing its own internal problems of governance and infrastructure. The book provides a reason why the USA has lost jobs to China. The reasons are greed, higher taxes, unions and litigation. He proposes a plethora of solutions to keep jobs in the USA. The book discusses the breakup of the family. The dual wage earner family has been cited as a further constraint on child-rearing. Government bureaucracy and partisanship are cited as reasons for the unwieldy response to exigencies of all kinds. In addition, America exports its own top talent. The book cites the flat tax as a simple alternative to the IRS. The author would raise sales taxes by 1% to pay for health care costs. Finally, the USA must create its own energy instead of relying on foreign sources. The book has some excellent observations for government planners at every level. --Joseph S. Maresca "Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA,... (Bronxville, New York USA
This book is a short and easy read filled with interesting and smart solutions to bring America back on track. The author provides his readers with reasonable methods to fix our health care system; immigration; foreign policy; education and so on. It is definetly worth the $15. --avid reader "Maggie"
was told that the Next Falling Empire is a necessary read. I am not an avid reader but the topic drew me in. In fact, I was so interested in the subject matter that I read the entire book in one sitting. Especially interesting were the author's insights on the IRS. To eliminate such a large government entity is a daunting undertaking, which would surely be met with political resistance. Nonetheless, I agree with the author in that this is one of many necessary steps in securing the viability of this country. I look forward to future works. --JFScott
The author has a series of easy to understand solutions to a plethora of problems plaguing the United States today. He would have multiple working and school shifts to alleviate crowding and introduce students to work environments earlier in their academic careers. The volume decries the shear complexity of the tax code and business regulations which limit industrial throughput. Any engineer knows … more