The price of prosperity : why rich nations fail and how to renew them / Todd G. Buchholz.
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|Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch||330.9 BUCHHOLZ (Text)||33946003133886||New Books . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
|Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville||330.9172 BUC (Text)||78551000526571||Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Morgan County Public Library - Monrovia||330.9172 BUC (Text)||78551000526572||Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0062405705
- ISBN: 9780062405708
- Physical Description: xii, 367 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-349) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Introduction: The paradox of prosperity -- The paradox of borders, diapers, and golf courses -- Melancholia Madeleine and the paradox of trade -- The problem with other people's money: debt -- The problem with work: stuck in first gear -- Patriotism, immigration, and grit in the era of the selfie -- Alexander and the great empire -- The Orient Express heads west: Atatürk -- Can East meet West? The Meiji Revolution -- Two audacious leaders and no excuses: Don Pepe and Golda -- Conclusion: Do no go gentle.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Part history and part manifesto, The Price of Prosperity exposes the economic, political, and cultural cracks that wealthy nations face, and makes the case for transforming those same vulnerabilities into sources of strength--and the foundation for a national renewal. To understand how great powers unravel, Buchholz identifies five potent and paradoxical forces that undermine nations after they achieve economic success. These include falling birthrates, globalized trade, rising debt loads, an eroding work ethic, and waning patriotism. Is the loss of empire inevitable? No. Can a community spirit be restored in the United States and in Europe? The answer is a resounding yes. The Price of Prosperity presents inspiring stories of historical leaders who overcame national disarray, from Kemal Atatürk to Japan's Meiji revolutionaries to Golda Meir. It is not too late to overcome the challenges we face now and to come together once again to protect the nation and to ensure our future." -- jacket.
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