... illuminating ... Sitaraman has a lot of well-intentioned ideas, some more aspirational than practical, but collectively they would represent a huge expansion of government that would be very expensive and sure to attract bitter opposition from the country’s economic elite, not to mention a Republican Party that benefits from the status quo. Sitaraman is a longtime adviser to Elizabeth Warren, and reading this book you can see the outlines for many of her plans.
Despite cataloging outcomes that he finds alarming, Sitaraman projects hope that the next historical cycle will affirm his agenda. How a reader will react to this monograph will depend heavily on that reader’s inclination to see drinking glasses as half full or half empty ... A knowledgeable appraisal of our current moment featuring sensible options for moving forward—but will policymakers take notice?
... a thoughtful, forward-thinking study ... [Sitaraman] suggests a dizzying number of policies to further these goals ... Sitaraman’s clear prose and willingness to tackle thorny problems are admirable, even if some of his proposals seem farfetched. Progressives will savor this idealistic blueprint for the future.