Five Easy Theses

James M Stone

with James M Stone

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Plymouth Rock Group of Companies

Five Easy Theses

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Moe Abdou is joined by Plymouth Rock Assurance founder and CEO, James Stone to discuss a perspective to addressing America’s most pressing problem that’s both logical and straight-forward.

Commonsense Solutions To America’s Greatest Economic Challenges

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly caught a glimpse of the political circus rampaging through the country this past year.  It’s been nothing short of outrageous – at times comical and trivial; but mostly inconsequential and unworldly.  I, for one have found its evolution fascinating, and while it has unveiled the dark side of politics that we all knew existed, it has yet to reveal a runaway choice with the depth of character necessary to not only acknowledge their own vulnerabilities, but to restore faith in a population that has little to no trust in its political leaders.    

Jim Stone is no politician, but he did spend eight years in a high-ranking Government role, and thus understands the rhetoric of bureaucrats and the inherent problems facing our next President. Today, he’s an entrepreneur and the leader of a billion dollar insurance conglomerate, so he has no inherent interest in politics, still it’s his current vantage point that has inspired him to share a perspective to addressing America’s biggest problems that will have you wondering why he’s not in the race. His book is titled, Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges, and in it he approaches each of the five pressing problems in a manner that’s both logical and straightforward.  From healthcare and education, to inequality and entitlement, see if you can understand the logic behind his thinking. 

Here’s what guides our conversation:

  • America’s five most pressing problems

  • Why every important solution starts with a shift in mindset?

  • The real problem with social security and the logical next step

  • The positives and shortcomings of Obamacare

  • The one ingredient most responsible for the demise of our education system

  • The reason behind the tax code complexity

  • Can inequality be curbed?