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America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy


In this lecture based on his book, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (2012), James Gustave Speth addresses the problems that we are facing today as a nation and as a globe. Beginning on the local and regional levels, Speth says that we must forge together to build a coherent, positive, and plausible America from the ground up. As he envisions what the future will look like, he is adamant that America the Possible can be achieved by first changing our culture, our values, and our consciousness in this country in order to move towards a new economy that prioritizes sustaining the well-being of people and the planet.


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James Gustave Speth

James Gustave (Gus) Speth served on the faculty of the Vermont Law School as Professor of Law from 2010 to 2015. He now serves as a Fellow at the Tellus Institute, The Democracy Collaborative, and the Vermont Law School. He is Co-Chair of the Next System Project at The Democracy Collaborative. In 2009 he completed … Continued

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