Book Review: Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President by Ron Suskind

Confidence MenIf you liked the West Wing as much as I did, then you will love this.

Suskind has a great writing style, he manages to (pretty much) articular often complicated concepts very clearly and in a way that a lay-person could understand (I think – I have worked in finance, so its a little hard to tell). But the great thing here is the way he binds it all together into a top story and yarn that (if you can remember all the characters!) ends up being as informationally rich as it is entertaining.

Of course none of that gets around the central point of the book, which is of course that Obama monumentally screwed up in his first term, and that though the GOP is providing precious little viable alternative at the moment, we have a man in the White House now for a second term who we should be deeply and justifiably very concerned about.

The message here is clear: it is unlikely that the world’s economy can take more of this. I hope someone is listening. This book shoudl have been required reading for every voter in the USA.

I gave it 4 out of 5.

Buy it here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Confidence-Men-Washington-Education-President/dp/0061429252/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

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