Time to start thinking : America in the age of descent / Edward Luce.
- ISBN: 9780802120212
- ISBN: 0802120210
- Description: vi, 291 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2012.
- 12 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-).
|Contents Note:|| The graduations -- The lonely middle : why America's middle class continues to hollow out -- Leave no robot behind : why America's education system is still falling behind -- The Golden Goose : why America's lead in innovation can no longer be taken for granted -- Gulliver's travails : why bureaucracy is harming America's competitiveness -- Against itself : why America is becoming less governable -- Maybe we can't : why money continues to rule Washington -- An exceptional challenge : why the coming struggle to halt America's decline faces long odds.
|Summary:|| Luce diagnoses factors behind the country's waning global leadership such as the shrinking middle class; an ineffective and flawed educational system; the stagnation of innovation in business and technology; a bloated and inefficient bureaucracy; the virulent polarization of national politics; and the damage caused by the influence of money in politics, along with endless campaigning. In the end, he assesses the prospects for change and offers a bleak outlook.
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