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.
By: Friedman, Thomas L.
Contributor(s): Mandelbaum, Michael.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 380 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780374288907 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0374288909 (hardcover : alk. paper).Other title: How America fell behind in the world it invented and how we can come back.Subject(s): Creative ability -- United States | Education and state -- United States | Information technology -- Social aspects -- United States | United States -- Politics and government -- 2009- | United States -- Politics and government -- 1989- | United States -- Politics and government -- Forecasting | Globalization -- Economic aspects -- United States | Power (Social sciences) -- United StatesDDC classification: 973.932
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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.
Makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption.
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