It's Still the Economy, Stupid

With 14 million Americans still out of work, in this week’s Newsweek the 42nd president offers more than a dozen ideas on how to attack the jobs crisis—from painting roofs white to offering cash incentives and cutting corporate taxes.

06.20.11 3:40 AM ET

In 1992, Bill Clinton campaigned with the motto “It’s the economy, stupid,” promising to bring the country out of a recession. He delivered, and presided over years of growth. Now the 42nd president has some ideas about how to bring America out of its current slump. They range from the large-scale (giving tax credits to manufacturing startups, getting U.S. corporations to invest in a second stimulus) to the small (retrofitting buildings to be more energy-efficient and painting rooftops white). Next week, Clinton’s organization, the Clinton Global Initiative, will turn its attention to the U.S. for the first time, unveiling a blueprint for job creation. In this week’s Newsweek are 14 of his ideas.