Restore Trust

Economic Solutions to Social and Political Issues in the U.S.

Non-Fiction - Gov/Politics
218 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2019
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Author Biography

Neff studied economics at Universität St. Gallen and political science at Freie Universität Berlin. He retired from an executive position in the successful mortgage and loan division of a Swiss Bank and immigrated to the United States with his American wife. Neff lives in Colorado where he continues to be involved in economics and politics. He cherishes classical music and the extraordinary summer and winter sports in the mountains.
His American wife, seriously ill, wanted to return to her home country. It was at that time that he delved deep into research about the American life and its social programs.
He was quickly confronted with the reality that this country does not have a solid system in place to protect its citizen in case of illness and retirement. His research and his findings lead him to write this book.

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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

For a long time, the United States has been considered a country of endless opportunities. People thought about it as a place of freedom and democracy. Unfortunately, things have changed in the past few decades. Now, many American citizens are increasingly disappointed with their country. What is happening? In his enlightening book Restore Trust, economist Werner Neff gives an excellent overview of the economic problems of the country. He analyzes what he calls “poverty traps” such as employment, the budget deficit, and taxes. Restore Trust highlights the contradictions of an unbalanced society. Although there is still hope for the US, the reality is that political and economic interests are undermining democracy.

Restore Trust is a well-researched book that blends economic issues with daily life problems. It is not an abstract read, but it tackles concrete topics that economists, entrepreneurs, and employees will find equally interesting. Neff uses a conversational tone that can be easily understood by every educated reader. His analysis is dispassionate and concrete. He exposes behaviors and habits that are costing the US not only in economic terms but also from an ethical and social viewpoint. Neff suggests some good practices to improve the situation. The hope is that political leaders will understand their urgency soon. Restore Trust is a must-read not only for economists and specialized readers but also for a general audience. Its conclusions help readers to understand why the fate of the country appears to be at stake, and it will make readers reflect both on the current situation and the priorities of the future.