Red Ink

Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
CD - unabridged
Audio (4 discs)
Product Number: DD20402
Released: Sep 17, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452610023
Narrator/s: Lloyd James
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the budget, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Wessel looks at the 2011 fiscal year (which ended September 30) to see where all the money was actually spent, and why the budget process has grown wildly out of control. Through the eyes of key people-Jacob Lew, White House director of the Office of Management and Budget; Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office; Blackstone founder and former Commerce Secretary Pete Peterson; and more-Wessel gives listeners an inside look at the making of our unsustainable budget.


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Red Ink
Product Number: BX00044547
Product Number:DD20402
Product Number:Z100099676

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Author(s): David Wessel
Narrator(s): Lloyd James
Product Number Z100099676
Released: Jul 20, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452690025
Author(s): David Wessel
Product Number EB00152875
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Currency
ISBN: #9780770436155

Professional reviews

"The 2012 presidential election is over, but the federal deficit lives on, ever growing and devouring the future. David Wessel's book is a riveting guide to the mess that is the deficit and the sloppy monstrosity that is the federal budget. Lloyd James is the perfect narrator for this short audiobook. His genuine-sounding interest in his topic is engaging. As he expertly varies inflection to hold listener interest, he adds the occasional dollop of irony to his performance. Together, Wessel and James have created a concise, accessible, and pretty scary guide to the nation's finances. G.S.D. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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