By James Gustave Speth
In this 3rd quantity of his award-winning American trouble sequence, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and such a lot bold contribution but. He appears unsparingly on the sea of problems within which the U.S. now reveals 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 USA the prospective, an enticing and believable destiny that we will nonetheless realize.
The ebook identifies a dozen gains of the yankee political economy—the country's easy working system—where transformative switch is vital. It spells out the categorical adjustments which are had to stream towards a brand new political economy—one during which the real precedence is to maintain humans and planet. Supported through a compelling "theory of swap" that explains how method swap can come to the US, the e-book additionally offers a imaginative and prescient of political, social, and financial lifestyles in a renewed the USA. Speth envisions a destiny that might be really worth struggling with for. briefly, this can be a publication concerning the American destiny and the powerful chance that we but have it in ourselves to take advantage of our freedom and our democracy in robust how you can create anything positive, a reborn the US, for our kids and grandchildren.
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Additional info for America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy
James Gustave Speth Strafford, Vermont America the Possible 1 Manifesto This is a book about the American future. The plainest truth is that, as a country, we have let conditions of life in America deteriorate across a broad front and are headed straight to a place we would not want for our children and grandchildren. There is another future, an enormously attractive one, that is still within our power to build, but only if we mobilize and fight for it. It’s time, indeed past time, for our country to chart a course to this better place.
They are the foundation from which the work of system change can move forward. From the vantage point they provide, we can see how the dynamics of fundamental change might emerge. As conditions in our country continue to decline across a wide front, or at best fester as they are, ever-larger numbers of Americans lose faith in the current system and its ability to deliver on the values it proclaims. The system steadily loses support, leading to a crisis of legitimacy. Meanwhile, traditional crises, both in the economy and in the environment, grow more numerous and fearsome.
Our enfeebled politics are no match for these forces. Progressives endeavor to make the system work for their causes, but many long-term Washington observers, like former Washington Post reporter William Greider, are now skeptical. “The regulatory state has become a deeply flawed governing mess,” he writes in The Soul of Capitalism. “Many of the enforcement agencies are securely captured by the industries they regulate, others are blocked from effective action by industry’s endless litigation and political counterattacks.
America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth