Dream of a nation : inspiring ideas for a better America by Tyson Miller, Paul Hawken

By Tyson Miller, Paul Hawken

Around the kingdom numerous members and companies are dreaming a brand new destiny. Dream of a Nation is a accomplished source for any reader drawn to gaining severe info and deepening their function as an empowered citizen. This guide presents facts and available analyses of the numerous interconnected social and environmental concerns we are facing with compelling tales of people and associations which are developing the adjustments beneficial for our state to be extra environmentally orientated, peaceable, equitable, and tolerant. acceptable for readers elderly sixteen+ of all political and non secular persuasions and an individual fascinated with restoring stability within the world.

The matters come alive via 4 colour actual pictures, and obtainable portraits and illustrations. individuals include:

Alice Walker, vice chairman Gore, Time a hundred Visionary Geoffrey Canada, NASA Astronaut Jerry Linenger, Frances Moore Lappe, Union of involved Scientists, New the USA beginning, United for a good economic climate, Veterans for Peace (and approximately 50 more)

Over 60 interconnected concerns are explored and arranged throughout twelve chapters together with: development an Equitable and eco-friendly financial system, Waging Peace, Citizen management, Strengthening neighborhood, Environmental Stewardship, finishing Poverty, Deepening Democracy, bettering future health, Media Reform, Key schooling options, Re-Imagining enterprise, and making a state that Shines.

Dream of a Nation restores religion that humanity can clear up our present looming environmental, monetary and societal demanding situations.

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Over the past 25 years when demographic factors were more advantageous, the number of beneficiaries increased at about the same rate as the number of covered workers. That situation is expected to change sharply as the number of beneficiaries mounts rapidly while growth in the number of workers slows. The coming surge in beneficiaries is tied both to the retiring baby boomers and to the lengthening life span of retirees. The expected slowdown in labor force growth is the result of the exit of the baby boomers from the labor force, which will leave a working-age population increasingly drawn from the smaller cohorts born after the baby boom.

In Social Security: What Role for the Future? ed. Peter A. Diamond, David C. Lindeman, and Howard Young (Washington: National Academy of Social Insurance, 1996). Many proposals along these lines incorporate initial tax increases to help restore the longrun solvency of the Social Security trust funds. Without an increase in savings, there would be no prefunding of benefits. 36. Greenspan, in his testimony of January 28, 1999, said that investing a portion of the Social Security trust fund in equities would arguably put at risk the efficiency of our capital markets and, thus, our economy.

34. Michael Tanner, ‘‘ ‘Saving’ Social Security Is Not Enough,’’ Cato Institute Social Security Paper no. 20, May 25, 2000. 35. See Barry P. Bosworth, ‘‘Fund Accumulation: How Much? ’’ in Social Security: What Role for the Future? ed. Peter A. Diamond, David C. Lindeman, and Howard Young (Washington: National Academy of Social Insurance, 1996). Many proposals along these lines incorporate initial tax increases to help restore the longrun solvency of the Social Security trust funds. Without an increase in savings, there would be no prefunding of benefits.

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