America the Possible – Manifesto for a New Economy

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Another great milestone in the field of the new economy. In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, New Economy Working Group member, Gus Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution to the movement of the new economy.

Moving us closer to the new economy, Speth explains the interconnectedness of the four-fold crisis (political, social, economic, and environmental) in which we now find ourselves. He then identifies key strategies to move the U.S. beyond the discouragement and despair commonly felt today by envisioning what he calls America the Possible -- an attractive and plausible future that we can still realize -- and is all around us.

In this manifesto, Speth highlights key features of the American political economy -- the country’s operating system -- where transformative change is essential, and ends the book by explaining how we can bring about system transformation to America.

Speth 720 from New Economics Institute on Vimeo.

Read an excerpt from America the Possible – Manifesto for a New Economy




“A true gift of a book, at exactly the right moment.”
— Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

“A brilliant, powerfully supported manifesto and an indispensable call to arms.”
— Gar Alperovitz, author of America
Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our
Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy

“It is indeed possible to restore America to a true, durable, and decent prosperity and Gus Speth shows how.”
-- David W. Orr, author of Hope is an
Imperative and Down to the Wire

“Speth’s profoundly humane sensibilities and common sense approach are sure to resonate with readers.”
— Juliet Schor, author of True Wealth:
How and why millions of Americans are
creating a time-rich, ecologically-light,
small-scale, high-satisfaction economy

This critically important work brings together in a selective, judicious and integrated way the best current thinking on the American political economic crisis and related policies."
— Herman Daly, Professor Emeritus,
School of Public Policy, University
of Maryland; author
of Beyond Growth

“Speth is a seasoned leader and passionate truth teller with impeccable establishment credentials. . . . A compelling case for economic transformation."
— David Korten, YES! Magazine
board chair and author of
Agenda for a New Economy
and The Great Turning

"Gus Speth's wonderfully comprehensive account of the American condition is a devastating indictment. Yet he lifts us up with his audacious vision of what can be."
— William Greider, author of
Come Home, America: The
Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise)
of Our Country