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Unleashing the second American century : four forces for economic dominance, Joel Kurtzman

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Unleashing the second American century : four forces for economic dominance
Title
Unleashing the second American century
Title remainder
four forces for economic dominance
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Joel Kurtzman
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An optimistic, fact-based look at how four transformational forces-unrivaled manufacturing depth, soaring levels of creativity, massive new energy sources, gigantic amounts of capital available-will propel the U.S. to new economic heights In Unleashing the Second American Century, business expert Joel Kurtzman shows conclusively that all the talk about the relative decline of the United States is not only baseless-it's dead wrong. A widely-held misconception is that "America doesn't make things anymore." But the U.S is by far the world's dominant manufacturing power, and most of what we make is recession-proof. America also has a stunning level of talent and creativity in the world's fastest-growing economic sectors, such as biotech, pharmaceutical, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications. Due to shale and gas, America has the world's largest energy reserves, and is more favorably endowed than even the Middle East. Finally, America has an unprecedented amount of capital now idle-approximately $4.4 trillion, a sum that is about $1 trillion larger than the German economy, the world's fourth largest. As Kurtzman shows, when the business community fully grasps the opportunities in the U.S., prosperity will return-and much faster than we now think possible"--
  • "The foundation of Joel Kurtzman's thesis - that we are heading into the second American century and the wind is at our back - is based on his years of analyzing and reporting on the economy, the markets, and business, and an unbiased understanding of our strengths and weaknesses. What's clear to him after painstakingly assessing our prospects, is that all the talk about the imminent collapse of the United States is not only baseless, it's dead wrong. We've all heard the arguments before. In fact, we've heard them for at least 100 years and they have always been wrongheaded and false. (Remember how Japan was going to overtake us?) Anyone who objectively looks across the world's economic horizon, knows the United States is strong. In many ways it is even insulated from all those economic troubles abroad - Europe's debt crisis and Asia's looming slowdown. He will be arguing that even with so much of the world ailing, America will grow stronger still - and significantly so. While America's problems are real, they are manageable and receding. This is not just one man's opinion but analysis based on numbers and trends. America is a wealthy, accomplished, dynamic country, and it is better positioned to shape the future than any other nation on earth. Part of the reason for this is due to the luck of geography and geology, but not all of it. Our strengths are immense. In our downwardly spiraling discussions about our fate, we have done the economic equivalent of mistaking weather for climate. There may be economic clouds in the sky today, and perhaps a few tomorrow, but the clouds are fleeting and the long-term outlook is bright. In fact, the farther out in time we look, the better it looks"--
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Kurtzman, Joel
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.83
LC item number
.K87 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Economic forecasting
  • United States
  • Manufactures
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Unleashing the second American century : four forces for economic dominance, Joel Kurtzman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • California dreaming
  • Opportunities abound
  • Introduction : "No one ever made a plugged nickel betting against the USA"
  • A stroll through the innovation corridor
  • The rich man's depression
  • The United States of creativity
  • Abundant, cheap energy
  • Money to burn
  • America makes things
  • Not everything's perfect
Control code
ocn841892917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781610393096
Lccn
2013033299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1612022
  • (OCoLC)841892917
Label
Unleashing the second American century : four forces for economic dominance, Joel Kurtzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • California dreaming
  • Opportunities abound
  • Introduction : "No one ever made a plugged nickel betting against the USA"
  • A stroll through the innovation corridor
  • The rich man's depression
  • The United States of creativity
  • Abundant, cheap energy
  • Money to burn
  • America makes things
  • Not everything's perfect
Control code
ocn841892917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 293 pages
Isbn
9781610393096
Lccn
2013033299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1612022
  • (OCoLC)841892917

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