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One billion Americans : the case for thinking bigger / Matthew Yglesias.

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  • ISBN: 9780593190210
  • ISBN: 0593190211
  • Physical Description: xx, 267 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Portfolio, Penguin, [2020]

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Introduction: America is too small -- A very short history of American power -- America is empty -- The dismal economics of child rearing -- Taking families seriously -- More and better ingredients -- Comeback cities -- Curing housing security -- Getting around -- A land of plenty -- Epilogue: We are (not enough) people.
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"A bold case for massive population growth in the name of national greatness--from Vox co-founder and host of "The Weeds" podcast Matt Yglesias. America is in decline. Fewer children are born each year due to financial pressure. Thousands flee our iconic cities with their housing shortages and broken infrastructure. While we tie ourselves into knots trying to stop the flow of immigrants, our exhausted economy deflates the heartland's already shrinking population. To survive China's impending global takeover (not to mention Russia), we can't afford to be weak. We need to get bigger, much bigger. We need one billion Americans. In this timely and provocative book, Matthew Yglesias makes the case for massive population growth through humane family and immigration policy. Of course, more people requires more housing, not to mention better transportation, improved education, a revitalized welfare system, and climate change mitigation. Why not do it all, and stay on top forever? Written with Yglesias's signature humor and analytic rigor, One Billion Americans challenges readers across the political spectrum to take decline seriously. Drawing on economic theory and research from leading policy experts, he offers ideas from around the globe--from Singapore's approach to traffic jams to Canada's town planning--that move us beyond left-right divides, to explore the practical and creative solutions our times call for"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Population > Economic aspects.
United States > Population > Environmental aspects.
Demographic transition > Economic aspects > United States.
United States > Emigration and immigration > Government policy.
United States > Economic conditions > 21st century.

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