Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the by Erica Grieder

By Erica Grieder

Texas might be America’s such a lot debatable country. Evangelicals dominate the halls of energy, hundreds of thousands of its humans stay in poverty, and its dying row is the busiest within the nation. Skeptical outsiders have discovered a lot to be indignant via within the state’s politics and perspective. And but, in response to journalist (and Texan) Erica Grieder, the us has very much to benefit from Texas.

In Big, scorching, reasonable, and Right, Grieder strains the political historical past of a nation that used to be regularly greater than lifestyles. From its rowdy beginnings, Texas has mixed a long-standing suspicion of presidency intrusion with a keenness for company. seeking to the current, Greider assesses the original mixture of regulations on matters like immigration, debt, taxes, law, and effort, which jointly have sparked a bonafide Texas Miracle of task development. whereas acknowledging that it nonetheless has lots of twenty-first-century difficulties to stand, she reveals in Texas a version of governance whose energy has been tremendously underestimated. Her booklet is an engaging exploration of America’s underrated powerhouse.

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