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Friedman, Thomas L
That used to be us : how America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back / Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Alternate Title How America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back
1st ed
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  JK275 .F75 2011    DUE 01-02-13 BILLED
 3rd Floor  JK275 .F75 2011 c.2  AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Creative ability -- United States
Education and state -- United States
Information technology -- Social aspects -- United States
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
United States -- Politics and government -- Forecasting
Subject(s) Globalization -- Economic aspects -- United States
Power (Social sciences) -- United States
Physical Description xiv, 380 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes index
Contents pt. I. The diagnosis : If you see something, say something ; Ignoring our problems ; Ignoring our history -- pt. II. The education challenge : Up in the air ; Help wanted ; Homework x 2 = the American dream ; Average is over -- pt. III. The war on math and physics : This is our due ; The war on math (and the future) ; The war on physics and other good things -- pt. IV. Political failure : The terrible twos ;-- "Whatever it is, I'm against it" ; Devaluation -- pt. V. Rediscovering America : They just didn't get the word ; Shock therapy ; Rediscovering America
Summary Makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption
Alternate Author Mandelbaum, Michael

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