A Democracy Built to Last: Green/Populist Steps Toward a Livable Future

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Applecart Books, 2006 - Political Science - 327 pages
A Democracy Built To Last is a rare challenge to what has become a dogma in American economic and political thinking: economic growth as the goal of public policy. In reality it is unlimited economic growth in a finite world that is the cause of spreading disruption of the earth's natural balances and depletion of its resources. The author argues that our growth trends are not only unsustainable, they may not be survivable, but that we do have promising, sustainable alternatives. Includes information on antibiotics, automobiles, George W. Bush, cancer, carbon dioxide, carbon tax, China, climate, Bill Clinton, Democratic Party, dust bowl, energy, Environmental Protection Agency, forests, fossil fuels, global warming, greenhouse effect, heart disease, Japan, labor unions, life expectancy, lobbying, nuclear energy, oil, pesticides, productivity, Ronald Reagan, Republican Party, soil, weeds, etc.

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Robert Beattie lives in Wichita, KS.

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