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America the possible : manifesto for a new economy

Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
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"In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and envisions what he calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that we can still realize.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Gustave Speth
ISBN: 9780300180763 0300180764 0300198345 9780300198348
OCLC Number: 785865171
Description: xv, 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A nation in trouble --
Society at the breaking point --
The weight of the world --
Running our of planet --
2. In the beauty of the morning --
America the possible --
3. Transformations --
A sustaining post-growth economy --
System changes --
4. Writhing free of an old skin --
Realizing democracy --
The movement.
Responsibility: James Gustave Speth.

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