Michael Mandel writes,

It’s good to see a book which focuses on this topic, whether the authors call it innovation economics or Economics 2.0 or something else. We need more of this kind of thinking.

My guess is that Michael learned less than most people would from reading our book. His views on these issues were already similar to ours. I met Michael last year at a bloggers’ conference organized by the Kauffmann foundation. We spent a lot of time arguing about his thesis that a lot of the economic gains of the preceding ten years had been illusory. I have become increasingly persuaded of the plausibility of that thesis as the state of the economy has sunk in.

His review contains a link to one of my first essays on the health care issue. That essay, written in September of 2004, is still worth reading today.