Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable

Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231184045
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 869,661
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey D. Sachs is University Professor at Columbia University and serves as Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is a New York Times best-selling author, and his books include The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), The Price of Civilization (2011), To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (2013), and The Age of Sustainable Development (Columbia University Press, 2015).

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Bernie Sanders
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Why We Need to Build a New American Economy
2. Investment, Saving, and U.S. Long-Term Growth
3. Decoding the Federal Budget
4. Sustainable Infrastructure After the Automobile Age
5. Facing Up to Income Inequality
6. Smart Machines and the Future of Jobs
7. The Truth About Trade
8. Disparities and High Costs Fuel the Health Care Crisis
9. A Smart Energy Policy for the United States
10. From Guns to Butter
11. Investing for Innovation
12. Toward a New Kind of Politics
13. Restoring Trust in American Governance
14. Prosperity in Sustainability
Suggested Further Readings
Notes

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