The Great Economic Train Wreck
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Foreword By Pete Hoekstra
"The Great Economic Train Wreck is what Kevin Clark calls the years that followed from the economic emergencies of 2008 and the effect of the policies put in place since then to try to address the country’s financial distress. Through 2009 and 2010, in his weekly radio broadcasts, he provided a clear picture of how it felt to live life in the cities and towns of middle America.  Now, revisited in hindsight, we can see how much there is to learn from an eyewitness to the derailing of the country’s finances."

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Pete Hoekstra is a successful politician, businessman, and leader. He represented Michigan's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. Congress from 1993 to 2010.  In 2017, the Trump administration nominated Pete to become the next Ambassador to the Netherlands. Previously, he worked at Herman Miller. He graduated from Hope College in 1975 and earned a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan.

Pete grew up in western Michigan after his parents emigrated from the Netherlands when he was 3 years old to become proud citizens of the United States.

He and his wife Diane have been married for over 30 years, reside in Holland , and have three wonderful children, Erin, Allison, and Bryan. Spending time with family is Pete's greatest enjoyment, followed by running, biking and golfing.