America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy

Event Date: 
September 18, 2012 - 4:00pm
AFL-CIO | Washington, D.C.

On September 18, the Worldwatch Institute is co-hosting the launch of Gus Speth's America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy The third in a series of award-winning books from Yale University Press, the book charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt today, and ultimately envisions what Speth calls America the Possible, an attractive and plausible future that we can still realize.  It identifies a dozen features of the American political economy where transformative change is essential, and spells out the changes that are needed to move toward a new political economy to sustain people, place, and the planet.  

After a presentation from Speth, Institute for Policy Studies Director John Cavanagh will moderate a discussion. 

Gus Speth is a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute, a former head of the UN Development Program, and a former Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. 

Co-hosts: Worldwatch Institute, Institute for Policy Studies, New Economy Working Group, Green America, Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, Labor Network for Sustainability 

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We hope to see you on September 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at:

AFL-CIO | President's Room
815 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C.