By James Gustave Speth
In this 3rd quantity of his award-winning American trouble sequence, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and so much formidable contribution but. He seems to be unsparingly on the sea of problems during which the us now unearths itself, charts a path in the course of the discouragement and melancholy quite often felt at the present time, and envisions what he calls the United States the potential, an enticing and believable destiny that we will nonetheless realize.
The ebook identifies a dozen positive factors of the yankee political economy—the country's uncomplicated working system—where transformative swap is vital. It spells out the categorical adjustments which are had to stream towards a brand new political economy—one during which the genuine precedence is to maintain humans and planet. Supported through a compelling "theory of swap" that explains how method switch can come to the USA, the publication additionally provides a imaginative and prescient of political, social, and fiscal lifestyles in a renewed the US. Speth envisions a destiny that might be really worth battling for. briefly, this can be a ebook concerning the American destiny and the robust chance that we but have it in ourselves to take advantage of our freedom and our democracy in strong how you can create anything nice, a reborn the USA, for our kids and grandchildren.
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Cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-300-18076-3 (hardback) 1. United States—Economic policy. 2. Environmental policy—United States. 3. Social justice—United States. 4. Progressivism (United States politics). I. Title. 84. 973—dc23 2012012170 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. This book was printed with low VOC, vegetable-based inks on FSC-certified acid-, lignin-, and carbon-free recycled paper that contains 30% postconsumer waste. The case materials are FSC-certified: binders boards of 100% postconsumer waste and cover paper that contains postconsumer pulp and is acid-, lignin-, and carbon-free.
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America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth