America’s new energy abundance provides a timely escape hatch for our ailing economy, if politicians will simply take the shackles off of affordable energy production. Charles R. Morris documents this opportunity in his new book, Comeback: America’s New Economic Boom.
While Comeback should be a must-read for any student of the American economy, it is badly mistitled. It should in fact be titled, “A Prescription for a National Economic Recovery.” In the final chapter of his book, Morris explains why recovery is a necessary first step to an economic boom. He presents the dismal economic projections from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Then he goes on to say there can be a much more compelling growth narrative based on the primary subjects the book covers, which include our energy wealth, the resurgence of manufacturing, an infrastructure overhaul, and a vibrant new healthcare industry.