Skip to main content

tv   Books by Presidential Candidates  CSPAN  May 30, 2015 4:36pm-4:46pm EDT

4:36 pm
owards governors itch think they've got proven track records. in our state we cut our budget 26%. actually some returning -- shrunk the size of the government. we measure success not in government prosperity but the people's president spirit, and that's -- the people's prosperity. so it's not about how many people have cars. it's whether we have high-quality affordable health care. that what healthcare reform should. we he question is, who do you want to be in control? patients and doctors or government and bureaucrats. government or insurance bureaucrats. doesn't matter. you want it to be individuals in control. the consumer, patient american family. >> well, thank you for coming. >> thank you very much.
4:37 pm
>> here's a look at books written by declared and potential candidates for president. former secretary of state hillary clinton looks back on her time serving in the obama administration in "hard choices." in "person dreams" mark marco rue bogey outlines this plan to restore economic opportunity. former arkansas governor mike huckabee gives his take on politics in "pi god guns, grits and gravy. " and in "a fighting chance" massachusetts senator elizabeth
4:38 pm
warren recounts the events in her life that shaped her career. wisconsin governor scott walker argues republicans must offer bold solutions to fix the country, and have the courage to implement them in "unintimidated." and kentucky senator rand paul, who is also declared, calls for smaller government and more bipartisanship in his latest book "taking a stand." more potential potential candidates with recent books including former governor jeb bush in "immigration wars" he argues for new immigration policies. in "stand for something. holiday ohio governor john kashich calls for a return to traditional american values. former virginia senator james webb looks back on his time serving in the military and in the senate in "i heard my country calling. "in independent vermont senator bernie sanders announces his intention to seek the democratic nomination for president. his book "the speech.
4:39 pm
"is a printing of his eight-hour long filibuster against tax cuts and, in" promises to keep. "vice president joe biden looks back on his career in politics and explains his guiding principles. neurosurgeon ben carson calls for greater individual responsibility to preserve america's future in "one nation. "in fed up" wreck perry explains government has back to intrusive and must get out of way. another politician who expressed interest in running for profit is linton chaffee. he recounts his time serving as a republican in the senate. carrie fiorina former ceo of hewlett-packard has recently declared her candidacy in "trying challenge" she shares lessons she learned from her difficulties and triumph. former new york governor. >> pataki is considering running for president in 1998 he
4:40 pm
released "pataki" looking ban on his past as the governor. jobbie jindal criticizes the obama administration and explains why consecutive solutions are needed in -- conservative solutions are needed in washington in "leadership in crime. "and in" a time for truth "texas senator ted cruz reconsistent his junior where from a cuban immigrant son to the u.s. senate. >> this summer booktv will cover book festivals around the country. this weekend we're live from the chicago tribune printer's row. near the end of june, watch for the annual roosevelt reading familiar from the franklin d. roosevelt presidential library in july we're live at the harlem book fair, the nation's flagship african-american literary event with author interviews and panel
4:41 pm
discussions and at the beginning of september we're live from the nation's capital for the national book festival, celebrating its 15th year, and that's a few events this summer on c-span2's booktv. >> booktv visited capitol hill to ask members of congress what they're reading this summer. >> thank you for asking. i taught economics for the past 18 years and went to seminary before that so i like to read combination of economics and ethics and on the stump people thought that was a humannous joke -- humorous job, and bit i take it serious. "hissen in plain sight" about the calls of the financial cries and if you don't have an account of the cause of the financial crisis hard to solve that issue going forward. we don't want that happening again. some signed that we're heading in the wrong direction with the debt to gdp and that kind of
4:42 pm
thing are off track, hints in the mortgage business and the federal reserve has some heavy lifting. that's the main economic piece i want to read. and then the rest is kind of the western synthesis of religion and i'm reading "whose justice," which rationality. by one of the top fill as sirs in the country and then "a moral vision of the new test. "by hayes an authority on the new test; not only the religionity but the moral vision and then i got a new book" economics and religion "by nelson and i've been dabbling in several of these books for a long time but i want to dig in deeper because they're needed up here. the final one is a fun one
4:43 pm
"bourgeois dignity" by deidre mccloskey and she is quite a renaissance scholar herself. she has been combining economics and ethics and literature for the past few decades a chicago school trained economists. high-end read, six-volume set in the works. i just referred to the second volume and it kind of takes on the causes of long-run economic growth and most people aren't familiar with this but it's the issue that improved human welfare more than any other issue you can name, period. i think i say that with pretty good confidence. her argument is, all human civilization income per person is about $500 a year, per person for all human history up until 1800. then in 1800 you get a hockey city and get explosive growth free market countries.
4:44 pm
so there's been a lot of speculation what is the true cause of that. i did my ph.d in economics on that. and she takes on every single one of the nobel papers, it's not capital accumulation north human couldal science, r & d the industrial revolution, and she dates every single one of these variables and she concludes that the ultimate cause, the biggest cause of runaway economic growth is 1800 when our culture changed the moral language so we started to call the business person morally good and that is a lot for the days. k to 12 education week neutral at best on that proposition. that do we say about business, morally good or problematic or corrupt? in higher ed, i'm afraid to say the answer too often is business is morally bad. a lot of history had that feeling or belief, and if that is your proposition don't expect a lot of growth.
4:45 pm
and so i think we need to do a little work at examining that and getting back on track and saying hey how do we make business morally good? and paying attention to that proposition. kids in the inner cities right now, lower income folks and their only hope is to enter the free market economy with a well-paying job. and so if we're teaching the next generation that business is morally bad why would a kid want to sign up for that proposition? it's not attractive. so this book is hugely important. she'll refer you to a thousand other authors. her first book is similar and dealt mainly with the history of virtues, kind of from plato on. and that's my reading list. light reading for summer on the beach. >> booktv wants to know what your reading this summer.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on