November 12, 2011
Former U.S. president Bill Clinton's new book, Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, came out this past week.
The Los Angeles Times wrote of the book:
'The most interesting thing about this book is not the economic arguments themselves, but that they're being made in one place, in plain language, by Clinton. The former president has blossomed as an elder statesman, standing side by side with both Bush presidents to support emergency relief, forming his nonpartisan foundation and friendships with powerful players of all stripes. He has stepped out of that role to return to the trenches of partisan politics, what he calls "the food fight in Washington."'
To enter this week's contest, leave a comment with the name of the person (living or dead) who is best suited to give advice to today's world leaders. If you would rather give the advice yourself yourself, feel free to state that.
Since Bill Clinton is my personal favorite U.S. president (at least during my lifetime), I would have him advise the current crop of world leaders.
One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy, by Bill Clinton
A $100 Threadless gift certificate (to buy food-related t-shirts like Everyone Poops, The Communist party, and many more.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (November 18th).
also at Largehearted Boy:
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)