A timely tour de force on the range of current American challenges that outlines answers for us all. In the tradition of Machiavell, the economic crisis and new government programs are explained in clear terms. For each challenge, a creative solution is explored and consequences are outlined. Topics addressed include: The Economic Crisis, Government borrowing, Delayed generation to generation doubling of prosperity, Spending eases pain now, retards growth later, Spending myths, Bailout formula, Private bad bank, Too big to fail, Housing plans, Housing interest deduction, Optimal tax policy, Policeman of the world questions, Empowering shareholders for bonus control, Financial regulation, Global warming, Legal reform, Energy policy, Education, Social Security transition, Health care efficiency, Immigration solutions, and the War on drugs. A font of new ideas for a prosperous USA. A must read for concerned Americans looking for straightforward understanding of the complex themes that are being thrust into the American landscape.