America The Possible: Manifesto For A New Economy

Paperback | September 24, 2013

byJames Gustave Speth

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Why the crisis in which America finds itself demands a new "operating system"

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.

The book identifies a dozen features of the American political economy—the country's basic operating system—where transformative change is essential. It spells out the specific changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy—one in which the true priority is to sustain people and planet. Supported by a compelling "theory of change" that explains how system change can come to America, the book also presents a vision of political, social, and economic life in a renewed America. Speth envisions a future that will be well worth fighting for. In short, this is a book about the American future and the strong possibility that we yet have it in ourselves to use our freedom and our democracy in powerful ways to create something fine, a reborn America, for our children and grandchildren.

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Why the crisis in which America finds itself demands a new "operating system" 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 d...

James Gustave Speth is Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos, and Professor of Law at Vermont Law School. He is the author of Red Sky at Morning and The Bridge at the Edge of the World.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 5.69 × 0.68 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300198345

ISBN - 13:9780300198348

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"At a time when forgettable blueprints for social change appear almost daily, this one stands out for being remarkably fresh, readable, and incisive."—Michael H. Shuman, Solutions