John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge, The Fourth Revolution – The Global Race to Reinvent the State; Stephen Levitt, Stephen Dubner, Think Like A Freak, Charlie Rose interview video

Charlie Rose interviews: John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge of the Economist magazine on their book, “The Fourth Revolution – The Global Race to Reinvent the State;” Stephen Levitt & Stephen Dubner on their book, “Think Like A Freak."

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State: John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge: " . . . the book is a global tour of the innovators in how power is to be wielded. The age of big government is over; the age of smart government has begun. Many of the ideas the authors discuss seem outlandish now, but the center of gravity is moving quickly. This tour drives home a powerful argument: that countries’ success depends overwhelmingly on their ability to reinvent the state. And that much of the West—and particularly the United States—is failing badly in its task. China is making rapid progress with government reform at the same time as America is falling badly behind. Washington is gridlocked, and America is in danger of squandering its huge advantages from its powerful economy because of failing government. And flailing democracies like India look enviously at China’s state-of-the-art airports and expanding universities...."

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