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Becoming China's bitch : and nine more catastrophes we must avoid right now : a manifesto for the radical center / Peter D. Kiernan.

By: Kiernan, Peter D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Turner, c2012Description: xxi, 426 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781618580054; 1618580051.Subject(s): United States -- Economic conditions -- 2009- | United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century | United States -- Foreign economic relations -- China | China -- Foreign economic relations -- United States | United States -- Economic conditions | United States -- Social conditions | United States -- Foreign economic relations | China -- Foreign economic relationsDDC classification: 330.973
Contents:
Pt. 1: Why are we polarized? Five factors that freeze us from doing the right thing. Genesis: The shot heard 'round the dial -- Democracy under the influence (DUI): Lobbyists in the kitchen -- The ultimate backstage pass: thought-provoking think tanks -- Predator or pray: wayward Christian soldiers -- It's my party: the hijacking of the two-party system -- pt. 2: Ten catastrophes we must avoid. China: a co-dependency that is decoupling -- The silver surge: the aging of America -- Labor pains: the devolution of the labor movement -- The "M" word: same-sex marriage -- Being smart about intelligence: terror firma -- Political hack: tobacco road to ruin -- Sick and tired: today's care, tomorrow's cure -- In stir with love: education versus incarceration -- Dread on arrival: homeland insecurity -- Crude awakening: a true energy policy -- Coda: Where do we go from here?
Summary: Discusses the potential economic threat that China poses to the United States and examines critical issues that need to be addressed if America is to remain a powerful leader in the world.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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HC106.84 .K56 2012 (Browse shelf) Available 0000002144673

Includes index.

Discusses the potential economic threat that China poses to the United States and examines critical issues that need to be addressed if America is to remain a powerful leader in the world.

Pt. 1: Why are we polarized? Five factors that freeze us from doing the right thing. Genesis: The shot heard 'round the dial -- Democracy under the influence (DUI): Lobbyists in the kitchen -- The ultimate backstage pass: thought-provoking think tanks -- Predator or pray: wayward Christian soldiers -- It's my party: the hijacking of the two-party system -- pt. 2: Ten catastrophes we must avoid. China: a co-dependency that is decoupling -- The silver surge: the aging of America -- Labor pains: the devolution of the labor movement -- The "M" word: same-sex marriage -- Being smart about intelligence: terror firma -- Political hack: tobacco road to ruin -- Sick and tired: today's care, tomorrow's cure -- In stir with love: education versus incarceration -- Dread on arrival: homeland insecurity -- Crude awakening: a true energy policy -- Coda: Where do we go from here?

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<p>Peter D. Kiernan, New York Times bestselling author and former partner at Goldman Sachs, is chairman of his own venture firm and founding Board Member of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He also serves as an advisor to various corporations, banks, firms, and government officials. A graduate of Darden School at University of Virginia where he earned an MBA, Kiernan has appeared on CNN and The Today Show . He lives in Greenwich, CT.</p>

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