The Issues of American Excess: Accelerating, Damaging Megatrends

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Tate Publishing, 2013 - Political Science - 180 pages
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Is 21st Century America the Nation that we valued and trusted during the 20th Century? Does 21st Century America exhibit fundamental moral, ethical and economic inherent structural weakness? Washington D.C. is out of touch with these and other issues. These are the questions thinking Americans discuss and prognosticate daily. Questions relating to where America is headed during this perilous, tumultuous 21st Century.
What would our 19th and 20th century ancestors say about an American culture driven by exploitation, greed, debt and bailout? What words will future generations add to describe this first adult generation of the 21st Century?
Is America soft and vulnerable in ways which exhibit danger to future generations? Is American capitalism of the 19th and 20th centuries now outflanked by Capitalism of 21st Century Asia? Historically no leadership country/economy has survived forever. Over the centuries all major economic former powers have softened, weakened, declined and become comparatively powerless.
Is American 21st century patriotism real . . . or largely annual 4th of July show and tell? What about the Deindustrialization of America; do you support it? Perhaps support deindustrialization subliminally when you shop; without full consciousness awareness? Has the American Dream degraded away from the Land of Opportunity toward the Land of Entitlement; structured around an emerging Land of Cultural Mediocrity?
And, finally, can America sustain gridlock partisan political posturing which simply does not equitably confront, discuss and solve the big issues such as those listed above? Read about American strength and weakness which simply must become clearly identified and come to solution. The sustainability of America depends upon it.
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Contents

Foreword
13
Collective American Lifestyle Ethics
20
Common Sense Fundamentals
22
Deindustrialization of America
24
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence
27
From 18th Century Common Sense to 21st Century Nonsense
47
From Wall Street   to Greed Street From Congressional Service  to Congressional Cronyism Damaging the 21st Century Generation
49
Life and Death on Planet Earth
52
TwentyFirst Century Spirituality Change
106
Universal Connectedness
108
The Economic Powerhouse of China
111
Warm Memories or Challenging Dreams
116
Where Does All of the Throwaway Plastic and Other Garbage Go?
119
WIN  At Any Excessive Price
122
Wheres the Common Sense?
127
Personal Intuition
131

Petroleum Natural Gas Mineral
54
Our Mentality of Throwaway Waste
56
Mind Stretch
62
Mentality of Entitlement
64
Mentality of Opportunity
66
Our Collective Absence of No
71
Then and Now
75
Pets Perks Pork and Payoffs
79
Pornography
83
From Vacant Lot Decadence to Gardening Precedence
87
From Auto Travel Precedence to Revised Travel Excellence
89
From EighteenthCentury Common Sense to TwentyFirst Century Nonsense
93
The Life and Death of Common Sense
98
The 21st Century Challenge to Eliminate Political Labeling
104
Sense of Gratitude for Basic Lifestyle
132
The Electronic Media
133
The Highly Trained Highly Educated Expert
135
Imposed Toleration of the Extreme
136
People Labels
137
The SelfServing PleasureSeeking Society
139
Who We Are
140
Christian Church Spirituality Trends
142
Washington DC Political Failure
148
Book Epilogue
150
Bibliography
162
About the Author
167
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