Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
Publication Date: September 2012
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The Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust dissects a topic that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public.
David Wessel is economics editor of the Wall Street Journal and writes the publication's "The Capital" column, a weekly look at forces shaping living standards around the world. Prior to joining the Wall Street Journal, he worked for the Hartford Courant and the Boston Globe. He is a frequent guest on NPR's Morning Edition and has shared two Pulitzer Prizes. David is also the author of the New York Times bestseller In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C. Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. His bestselling and most critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley, Jr., Ben Hur by Lew Wallace, Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitskin, and Mystic Warrior by Tracy and Laura Hickman. Lloyd's background as a performer includes extensive work in classical theater and folk music. He lives in Maryland with his wife and children.
Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel's new book, Red Ink, lays out in unsparing terms the way the U.S. government spends money, who pays what in taxes, and why politicians can't seem to agree on ways to reduce the potentially catastrophic deficit. More at NPR.org
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"Accessible overview of America's contentious deficit politics by the Wall Street Journal's economics editor." ---Kirkus