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Thoughtful and optimistic view of our future.
on September 7, 2012
Gus Speth is a very good writer and especially on a topic that often seems dry and incomprehensible to many. His description of the economic mess in which we find ourselves and how we got here, is very clearly presented; a degree in economics is not required. I especially applaud the distinction he makes between ideology-driven policy on the one hand and realistic, fact-based analysis on the other. The reader will quickly learn that Gus Speth is in the latter camp. While ours is truly a "troubled" economy, Gus Speth presents an optimistic manifesto for the future, based not on idealism and wishful thinking, but on careful analysis of what has gone wrong and on positive and action-based trends he observes already appearing across the land. While he is more optimistic than I am as to whether we can overcome the paralyzing divisiveness and gridlock in our political arena, I do find myself more hopeful now that I have read this book.
I recommend this book to any citizen who is concerned about our country and what it will hold for future generations and anyone who, rather than lapsing into a negative and cynical view of our democracy and our future, is eager to be a part of the solution.