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Pragmatic Engagement, Anyone?

Arguing Ronald Reagan's legacy

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There’s a stack of books on my desk, several of which would be sparking widespread discussion in ordinary times.  Four stand out: Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges (Houghton Mifflin, 2016), by James Stone; Learning By Doing: The Real Connection between Innovation, Wages, and Wealth (Yale, 2015), by James Bessen; Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead (Norton, 2015), by Rosabeth Moss Kanter; Concrete Economics: The Hamilton Approach to Economic Growth and Policy (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016), by Stephen Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong As Cohen and DeLong write, “We need to recover [the]