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Matt Miller on The Tyranny of Dead Ideas by Matthew Miller

Matt Miller on The Tyranny of Dead Ideas

by Matthew Miller

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Matt Miller talked with with Daniel Pink about his book The Tyranny of Dead Ideas: Letting Go of the Old Ways of Thinking to Unleash a New Prosperity (Times Books; January 6, 2009). Mr. Miller contends that the American economy is stuck due to the continued use of dead ideas, such as "your company should take care of you," "your kids will earn more than you," and "schools are a local matter." Mr. Miller presents what he considers the next set of "destined" ideas that he argues if heeded will nurture prosperity: "only government can save business, ""only higher taxes can save the economy," and "only business can save liberalism. He responded to questions from the audience following his remarks. Matt Miller is a columnist for Fortune magazine. He is also the host of the public radio program, "Left, Right and Center" and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Mr. Miller is the author of The Two Percent Solution: Fixing America's Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives Can Love. Daniel Pink is a former speechwriter for Vice President Al Gore and author of several books, including The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need.

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