The short, readable and understandable book illuminates the origins of Congress's current destructive deadlock over the "Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs" debate.
Fortunately, most Americans reject Congress's destructive bipolar debate of either force feeding or starving the goose. Most Americans prefer
1. A relatively balanced period when most Americans were not running up an accelerating down escalator (except for fun or exercise) while being told they're on an up escalator to American exceptionalism.
2. The solution to this paradox may be more in the field of psychiatry than political-economy.
3. Sachs is a well respected economist generally focused on deciphering, untangling, or creating sustainable macro-economic policy for developing nations—that he feels compelled to now do the same for his own "developed nation" must, on some level be deeply disturbing, disappointing and disheartening.