The Eclipse of the American Century: An Agenda for Renewal

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - 347 Seiten
"Amid a 2008 presidential campaign calling for dramatic, often ill-defined "change" - arguing that Americans are clinging to their historic, constitutionally guaranteed rights to bear arms and enjoy religious freedom out of sheer "bitterness" - this analysis compellingly contends that America's social and economic problems stem from too much change already. It maintains that the radical counterculture revolution that set in across college campuses in the 1960s, which has now spilled over into society at large, set the nation on a course of decline paralleling that of ancient Rome." "Drawing heavily upon the vision of the Founding Fathers, it reveals how the ongoing attack on the nation's traditional values has produced cultural and civic alienation and an attendant loss of work ethic - creating a dangerous bureaucratic overstretch whose social welfare costs are now threatening the nation's socioeconmic future."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Historic Causes of Collapse
3
Contemporary Causes of Collapse
29
DECLINING CULTURAL VALUES
59
The Excesses of Education
61
The Manipulation of the Media
101
The Crisis of Citizenship
133
MOUNTING COMPLEXITY AND COST
167
The Burdens of Bureaucracy
169
The Implosion of Ideology
227
RECIPE FOR RENEWAL
243
Pursuing Prudent Public Policy
245
Curbing Complexitys Compliance Costs
269
Endnotes
287
Bibliography
315
Index
333
About the Author

The Tyranny of Taxation
199

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Über den Autor (2008)

Gene W. Heck is a senior Business Development Economist operating throughout the Middle East. Prior to joining the private sector, he was a member of the U.S. Diplomatic Service, with postings to the U. S. embassies in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Heck has served as the U.S. commercial attaché to Saudi Arabia, as senior U.S. treasury advisor to the Saudi Ministry of Finance and National Economy, as well as a governmental relations advisor with the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO).

Dr. Heck also has an extensive economic development practice and has won national awards for programs that he has designed in the United States.

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