Rebooting the American Dream
By Thom Hartman
By Richard E. Noble
Rebooting the American Dream is not only a criticism and analysis of the present state of our Union but the author’s roadmap back into prosperity. Many authors offer their criticisms but few are brave enough to follow up with solutions. Mr. Hartmann offers positive solutions to every problem. The reader may not agree totally with every solution but it is refreshing to see someone bold and daring enough to print out his answers.
I think conservatives and liberals both should read this book. The liberals will be strengthened and reinforced in many of their opinions and the conservatives, though often offended, will find much to support if they are truly conservative and hold the success of their nation to heart.
In this report the author covers considerable ground. I have decided not to get into a blow by blow of each of his suggestions. I would rather encourage readers to buy the book and read it for themselves. It is well written. It is intelligent. It is thoughtful and thought provoking.
It is somewhat utopian. But I think that the utopian spirit has been lacking in America for several generations. In the sixties, I was reading many utopian tracts and was inspired to action. A spirit of utopian optimism is very much necessary in today tragic and contested environment.
I will mention just a few things. The author strongly recommends a return to our manufacturing base, tariffs and incentives to domestic production and the creation of American jobs and even outright protectionism. It is good to hear somebody unafraid to say these type things.
He also speaks out against corporate personhood. The idea that corporations should be blessed with personhood and rights is as outrageous as declaring humans non-human or 3/5 a human as was done initially in this country under slavery. In fact, you can still read about that notion by picking up a copy of the U.S. Constitution. It is still in there though amended in the pages that follow.
This book is not confusing. It is easy to read. You won’t have to worry about correctly interpreting the author’s remarks. You will only have to decide if you agree or disagree.
There is much to be learned in this work. I recommend it highly. And I will be ordering other of Mr. Hartman’s books. I think my next choice will be Unequal Protection, or his book on the degradation of the middle class.
I feel that this author is sincere.
Books by Richard Edward Noble. Click on covers below for more info and purchasing instructions.
Classic Tragic Novel
Bloggin' Be My Life
"Bloggin' be My Life" contains a selection of some of my more popular Hobo Philosopher blogs.If you enjoy reading this blog, you should love Bloggin' Be My Life.
It's All About Love
It's All About Love is ... all about love. This is the 2nd book of poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford off Arlington. Every poem in this book comes with a prose introduction. If you enjoy poetry this is a simple choice. Have fun!
A Little Something
Traditional poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford Off Arlington with some poignant prose introductions. If you enjoy any type of poetry, you will enjoy this volume. Thanks.
Bits and Pieces
The Hobo Philosopher - My first book using the Hobo Philosopher brand. Featuring a variety of writing styles and ideas. Look for the Thoughtful Hobo on the cover.
A Baker's Dozen
The Hobo Philosopher: My Second book of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Stories. All varieties of short stories - lots of laughs!
Cat Point - and Them Dang Oyster People
Cat Point is the sequel to "The Eastpointer." Both books contain humorous tales about life in a fishing community on the Florida Panhandle. Lots of laughs.
Won 1st Place award for humor in 2007 from Florida Press Association. More wit, wisdom and humor from the yet to be world famous author, R.E. Noble
A Summer with Charlie - Lawrence
Fiction - Salisbury Beach, Lawrence, Mass. Featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine July /Aug. issue 2010
Travel, Humor, Commentary on migrant farm work and illegal immigration still very pertinent today.
"Just Hangin' Out Ma"
Thank God for the Street Corners of Lawrence, Mass. Anecdotes and humorous escapades about growing up in an industrial mill town in the 40s,50s and 60s.
This is the sequel to "Just Hangin' Out, Ma"
That Old Gang of Mine
This is # 3 in my Lawrence Hometown series. The series is about growing up in the 40's, 50's and 60's in an industrial mill town. Sorta like a Huck Finn goes to vist Uncle Ralph, the bus driver, who lives in a big, rundown city. Lots of fun.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
Classic tragic novel written from child's perspective. Deals with abuse, poverty, unemployment. Pulls no punches.
Noble Notes on Famous Folks
Humorous, satirical notes on everybody from Constantine to Bill Clinton. Inspiration: Willy Cuppy.
America on Strike
History - documented survey of labor strikes in America
Mein Kampf - An Analysis of Book One
Who are the American Nazis - the Liberals or the Conservatives?
MY NAME IS RICHARD EDWARD NOBLE. I AM A FREELANCE WRITER AND I HAVE PUBLISHED 12 BOOKS:"THE EASTPOINTER" - SELECTIONS FROM AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER COLUMN - "A LITTLE SOMETHING" - POETRY WITH PROSE -"HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER" - A NOVEL ABOUT GROWING UP IN THE NEW ENGLAND MILL TOWN OF LAWRENCE, MASS, "HOBO-ING AMERICA" - A WORKINGMAN'S TOUR OF THE U.S.A. - "A SUMMER WITH CHARLIE" - THE STORY OF A YOUNG SAILOR'S LAST DAYS AT SALISBURY BEACH, "NOBLE NOTES ON FAMOUS FOLKS" - HUMOROUS ANECDOTES ON FAMOUS FOLKS IN HISTORY,
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