Building The New American Economy: Smart, Fair, And Sustainable by Jeffrey D. SachsBuilding The New American Economy: Smart, Fair, And Sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs

Building The New American Economy: Smart, Fair, And Sustainable

byJeffrey D. SachsForeword byBernie Sanders

Hardcover | February 7, 2017

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In this passionate and powerful book-part manifesto, part plan of action-the renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical strategy to move America, seemingly more divided than ever, toward a new consensus: sustainable development. Sustainable development is a holistic approach that emphasizes economic, social, and environmental objectives in shaping policy. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled.

Sachs explores issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions. His argument rises above the pessimism born of political paralysis, economic stagnation, and partisanship to devise a brighter way forward, achievable both individually and collectively. In Building the New American Economy, Sachs shows how the United States can find a path to renewed economic progress that is fair and environmentally sustainable.

Jeffrey D. Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University and serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is a New York Times best-selling author, and his books include The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (20...
Title:Building The New American Economy: Smart, Fair, And SustainableFormat:HardcoverDimensions:152 pagesPublished:February 7, 2017Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231184042

ISBN - 13:9780231184045

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Table of Contents

Foreword, by Bernie SandersPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Why We Need to Build a New American Economy2. Investment, Saving, and U.S. Long-Term Growth3. Decoding the Federal Budget4. Sustainable Infrastructure After the Automobile Age5. Facing Up to Income Inequality6. Smart Machines and the Future of Jobs7. The Truth About Trade8. Disparities and High Costs Fuel the Health Care Crisis9. A Smart Energy Policy for the United States10. From Guns to Butter11. Investing for Innovation12. Toward a New Kind of Politics13. Restoring Trust in American Governance14. Prosperity in SustainabilitySuggested Further ReadingsNotes

Editorial Reviews

My father famously declared that GDP "measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything in short, except that which makes life worthwhile." Jeffrey Sachs presents an economic vision beyond GDP, one that is based on compassion and sustainability, and that aligns with the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals. This is a roadmap for America's future economic strategy.