David Leonhardt is the Washington Bureau Chief for the New York Times and the author of the new Kindle single 'Here's the Deal'. We spoke on Monday.
David Leonhardt's "Here's the Deal" is one of the calmest, clearest looks you'll find at the deficit -- both what it is and how to fix it. Here are 10 of the passages I highlighted in the book.
The tough question is the one that comes next: Assume the Obama administration had perfect foresight in 2009. What could they have done differently, and how much would it have mattered?