America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth

By James Gustave Speth

In this 3rd quantity of his award-winning American challenge sequence, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and so much formidable contribution but. He seems to be unsparingly on the sea of issues during which the us now reveals itself, charts a path in the course of the discouragement and depression usually felt this present day, and envisions what he calls the USA the potential, an enticing and believable destiny that we will nonetheless realize.

The publication identifies a dozen positive aspects of the yankee political economy—the country's easy working system—where transformative swap is vital. It spells out the explicit alterations which are had to circulate towards a brand new political economy—one during which the real precedence is to maintain humans and planet. Supported by means of a compelling "theory of switch" that explains how process switch can come to the USA, the publication additionally provides a imaginative and prescient of political, social, and fiscal existence in a renewed the USA. Speth envisions a destiny that would be worth scuffling with for. briefly, it is a e-book 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 one can create anything superb, a reborn the US, for our kids and grandchildren.

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My motivation was climate change: after more than thirty years of unsuccessfully advocating for government action to protect our planet’s climate, I found myself at the end of my proverbial rope. Civil disobedience was my way of saying that America’s economic and political system had failed us all. Having served as President Jimmy Carter’s White House environmental adviser, helping to found two of our country’s major environmental groups, leading the United Nations’ largest program for international development, and serving as dean of Yale’s environment school, I was once dubbed the “ultimate insider” by Time magazine.

There are doubtless many of this view. I find myself in neither camp. ”2 Rather than optimism versus pessimism, however, I prefer to think in terms of realism and hopefulness. I have tried to be realistic about where America is today and where we are headed. I’m saddened that we find ourselves adrift in a sea of troubles, but I find it impossible to reach any other conclusion. At the same time, I believe the central message of the book is one of good hope. Throughout the book, I try to show that hope for a better America is not hollow but reasonable and well grounded.

I have tried to be realistic about where America is today and where we are headed. I’m saddened that we find ourselves adrift in a sea of troubles, but I find it impossible to reach any other conclusion. At the same time, I believe the central message of the book is one of good hope. Throughout the book, I try to show that hope for a better America is not hollow but reasonable and well grounded. Amid all the difficulties we face, current and foreseeable, there are grounds for plausible hope that a bright future is still within our reach.

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