Search Results: "Robert Kuttner"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBTORS' PRISON by Robert Kuttner
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2013

"Illuminating economic history and sometimes eye-opening about the current situation—however, this version of leftist economics will likely be taken as an ideological counterpoint to rightist free market doctrines, rather than a political solution capable of bringing representatives of different interests together in common purpose."
American Prospect co-founder and -editor Kuttner (A Presidency In Peril: The Inside Story of Obama's Promise, Wall Street's Power and the Struggle to Control Our Economic Future, 2010, etc.) critiques the Obama administration's embrace of debt-driven austerity policies and calls for the resumption of postponed financial reforms. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 22, 1990

Kuttner's brief here is not against capitalism but, rather, against its "utopian variation"—the laissez-faire idealism of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Leone, president of the Twentieth Century Fund (which sponsored Kuttner's book). (Author tour)"
An exhaustive but tendentious critique of market economics from the liberal commentator who first addressed this issue in The End of Laissez-Faire (1991). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2007

"Kuttner argues for a saner, more managed system of American capitalism—that he does so in a manner that is not only refreshing but reassuring is a testament to both his broad understanding of history and his impressive grasp on the inner workings of modern American capitalism."
American Prospect founder and co-editor Kuttner (Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets, 1997, etc.) issues a scathing broadside aimed at the failures of laissez-faire American capitalism. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >

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PIRATE’S EYE by Robert Priest
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 2005

"Readers too will be left reflective by this understated episode. (Picture book. 7-9)"
As in his Old Pirate of Central Park (1999), Priest pairs elegantly composed, deceptively simple cartoon illustrations to an unusually rich and satisfying story. Read full book review >

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AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH by Robert Shetterly
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

In tribute to this country's proud tradition of protest, fine artist Shetterly has chosen 50 Americans who have stood up for what he calls "the promise of America," presenting them in a series of accurately painted head-and-shoulder portraits with their names and a pithy quote scratched in. Read full book review >

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GIANT MEATBALL by Robert Weinstock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Yum. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the fine tradition of stories featuring oversized food, here's a cautionary tale about a narcissistic meatball who comes to a bad and sudden end. Read full book review >

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SHIPS by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With its concluding tableau of a working port, this nifty history will leave young mariners fulfilled. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-12)"
The history of seafaring transport, from rafts to supertankers, receives a brief but engaging treatment. Read full book review >

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AMY’S LIGHT by Robert Nutt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sweet, with lovely artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Nutt's debut, a magical encounter with fireflies helps a young girl overcome her fear of nighttime shadows. Read full book review >