By James Gustave Speth
In this 3rd quantity of his award-winning American concern sequence, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and such a lot formidable contribution but. He appears to be like unsparingly on the sea of issues within which the us now unearths itself, charts a path in the course of the discouragement and melancholy as a rule felt this day, and envisions what he calls the USA the potential, an enticing and believable destiny that we will be able to nonetheless realize.
The booklet identifies a dozen positive factors of the yank political economy—the country's uncomplicated working system—where transformative switch is key. It spells out the categorical alterations which are had to flow towards a brand new political economy—one within which the real precedence is to maintain humans and planet. Supported by way of a compelling "theory of switch" that explains how method swap can come to the US, the e-book additionally offers a imaginative and prescient of political, social, and fiscal existence in a renewed the United States. Speth envisions a destiny that would be worth battling for. in brief, it is a ebook concerning the American destiny and the powerful risk that we but have it in ourselves to take advantage of our freedom and our democracy in robust how you can create anything high quality, a reborn the US, for our kids and grandchildren.
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It’s time, indeed past time, for our country to chart a course to this better place. That task begins with knowing where we are today. So let’s look at the present, and at a group of advanced democracies, specifically the major countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)—twenty in all, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Nordics, Japan, Canada, and others. They can be thought of as our peer countries. What we see when we look at these countries is that compared with them, the United States now ranks at or very near the bottom in a host of important areas.
We can also see the many ways that continued neglect of urgent issues at home and abroad can lead to crises that interact with and build upon each other. S. has not just misplaced its priorities. When the most powerful country ever to inhabit the earth finds it so easy to plunge into the horror of warfare but almost impossible to find adequate work for its people or to properly educate its young, it has lost its way entirely. —BOB HERBERT Plutocracy is not an American word and wasn’t meant to become an American phenomenon.
One good thing about the decline of today’s political economy is that it opens the door to something much better. Second, people will eventually rise up, raise a loud shout, and demand major changes. That is already happening with some people in some places, including the Occupy Wall Street movement and other protests in the United States and abroad. Protests can quickly grow to become a national and global movement for transformation, demanding a better world. Beyond these things that are likely to happen, there is also great hope in something already happening.
America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy by James Gustave Speth