The Untied States of America: Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future

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The Untied States of America Polarization Fracturing and Our Future Can a country be like a marriage that has run out of cash and steam resulting in the inevitable frank discussions about just who is pulling his or her own weight Eventually even those who love each
  • Title: The Untied States of America: Polarization, Fracturing, and Our Future
  • Author: Juan Enriquez
  • ISBN: 9780307237521
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Can a country be like a marriage that has run out of cash and steam, resulting in the inevitable frank discussions about just who is pulling his or her own weight Eventually, even those who love each other sometimes conclude they cannot stay together Juan Enriquez s unique insights into the financial, political, and cultural issues we face will provoke shock and surpriseCan a country be like a marriage that has run out of cash and steam, resulting in the inevitable frank discussions about just who is pulling his or her own weight Eventually, even those who love each other sometimes conclude they cannot stay together Juan Enriquez s unique insights into the financial, political, and cultural issues we face will provoke shock and surprise and lead you to ask the question no one has yet put on the table Could becoming untied ever happen here It s a question made especially relevant when we are faced with such unpromising facts as At no other time have we had the unwelcome convergence in which the three key sectors of business, government, and consumers are so tapped out due to debt that each lacks the financial wherewithal to come to the rescue of the others Most assets are not being used for productive purposes but for speculation, resulting in people lacking incentives to create real wealth, focusing instead on buying, selling, and flipping real estate As religion starts to mix with politics, we have a culture that allows us to fall behind what were previously third world nations, because we are now treating science the way we did sex in the 1950s, banning or burying evolution theories and research into promising lifesaving areas such as stem cell research When the enemy was outside for example, the threat perceived when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and people feared America would lose the brain race we rallied Now the enemy is within, and we polarize Defaming the legitimacy of people on the other side becomes the currency of the day, where people in blue states are seen as godless liberal elitists and those in red states are seen as, well, rednecks.Citizenship, Enriquez says, is like buying into a national brand If the brand promises one thing and delivers another, could it then have the same fate as a tired product on a supermarket shelf, eroding, losing support, even disappearing Countries, even one as powerful and successful as America, live on fault lines When a fault line splits, it s near impossible to put things back together again What America will look like in fifty years depends on what we do today to act on the issues raised in The Untied States of America.Also available as an eBookFrom the Hardcover edition.
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    A very interesting approach to presenting an argument it s not as literary as it is visual Lots of graphs, charts, and statistical data.

    I had three major problems with this book.1 The format is so precious that it draws attention to itself and away from the material, as if the author knows the material is too thin and manipulated to stand on its own The jumbled format also helps to disguise the fact that some of his boldest assertions of fact for example that human beings are evolved from various pre human marker species are unsupported by evidence in either text or notes.2 The falsehoods he deploys in his argument are too glari [...]

    The premise of this book, that America may break up into smaller parts or get new states at some point in the future, is convincing, and perhaps seems probable now than when it was written pre real estate crash, pre Obama It mainly argues this by showing that many other countries have broken up recently and enumerating some of the serious difficulties America is having with Native American relations, immigrant relations, red state vs blue state stuff, etc.However, the book reads like a series o [...]

    As I sometimes do, I just grabbed this book off a shelf in the library I liked the cover and the word play to find out at home if it s worth my time Initially, I wanted to bring it straight back, unread, as I found the formatting like reading all the different posts on face book for hours except, after a while I got it there was coherence to it, and the points being made are really interesting, namely, that countries and nations evolve and change, and what possible future scenarios for the whole [...]

    Eh Mostly a lot of facts, and not very well organized He had some good things to say, but I think he could ve found a coherent way to present them.

    I hate reading non fiction, but I loved this book and its format I may reread it now as the election looms.

    Enriquez s overview of treaties with Indian tribes, er, nationsd the implications for the United States forms the most interesting aspect of this book.

    Continuing with my goal of 2017 to read one non fiction book a month, Untied States of America was interesting and unsettling Published in 2005, some of the observations about the housing bubble were spooky.Not written in a traditional narrative style, the book is a series of statistics and observations presented in different sized fonts with changing alignment I found this arrangement graphically interesting and it helped make the book a quicker read for me, but no doubt some readers will find [...]

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