The Audacity of Help: Obama's Economic Plan and the Remaking of America

John Wasik

Bloomberg Press,  August 2009

The promises. The plan. The results.

Barack Obama was elected president during the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Not since FDR has the Oval Office been given such a clear mandate to fix an ailing economy. The Audacity of Help astutely explores how Obama's campaign promises compare with what Congress ultimately passed, describing the initiatives the President has been able to achieve as well as those yet to be realized.

paperback | ISBN: 9781576603567 | Publication Date: August 2009

"No crystal ball -- even President Obama's -- can ever be perfect, but veteran business journalist John Wasik has experience in following economic intent through to economic reality. Wasik has taken the time to carefully sort out the impact of a stimulus program destined to be a significant page in history books."
--Andrew Leckey, Reynolds Business Journalism Chair, Walter Cronkite School, Arizona State University, and syndicated investment columnist for Tribune Media Services, Inc.

"Wasik has that rarest of abilities -- to combine political philosophy with personal finance. He shows the Obama Administration and they taxpayer alike a path out of the economic fog. Wasik's critique without rage sheds light on a way forward for the administration."
-- Amity Shlaes, Senio Columnist, Bloomberg News