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The gardens of democracy : a new American story of citizenship, the economy, and the role of government

Author: Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, ©2011.
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Argues that in contrast to the eighteenth-century concept of society as a predictable machine, twenty-first century American democracy needs to be viewed as a series of complex, interrelated systems capable of coming up with adaptive solutions to its problems.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Liu; Nick Hanauer
ISBN: 9781570618239 1570618232
OCLC Number: 724655945
Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Seeds: gardenbrain vs. machinebrain --
Self-interest: true self-interest is mutual interest --
Great citizenship: society becomes how you behave --
True capitalism: we're all better off when we're all better off --
Self-government: big what, small how --
Harvest: we reap what we sow.
Responsibility: Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer.

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Argues that in contrast to the eighteenth-century concept of society as a predictable machine, twenty-first century American democracy needs to be viewed as a series of complex, interrelated systems capable of coming up with adaptive solutions to its problems.

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Recommended by Justin Trudeau (Quora Q&A, April 2017) "Liu and Hanauer have proposed a powerful new way to think about how society works and there is a lot here for conservatives to work with and Read more...

 
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