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Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Columbia University Press
Publication date February 7, 2017
Pages 152
Binding Hardcover
ISBN-13 9780231184045
ISBN-10 0231184042
Dimensions 0.40 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.71 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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