Divided into 10 sections, where Tepperman addresses the "Terrible Ten" problems in the world, The Fix challenges misperceptions, such as Brazil's solution to income inequality. Giving cash to the poor resulted in monumentally positive changes and virtually no corruption, instead of the misuse and abuse the opposition predicted. Tepperman uncovers initiatives like Mexico's answer to political gridlock, which have often been overshadowed by other unrelated crises. The Fix also emphasizes the universal qualities of these answers in order to illustrate how nations as diverse as Indonesia, Botswana and Canada can educate others, despite differences in geography, population or wealth.
The Fix is a source of inspiration and a spring of hope. Leaders of all walks of life will benefit from the ideas offered in this comprehensible collection of ingenuity, as will any voter. Armed with this knowledge and the skills to apply the basic underlying concepts, members of a community--be it a nation or a business--can make well-informed decisions and begin viewing the once insurmountable challenges as attainable goals. --Jen Forbus of Jen's Book Thoughts