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Building the bridge : 10 big ideas to transform America /
William Marshall, editor ; Chuck Alston and Tom Mirga, associate editors ; foreword by Al Gore.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c1997.
description
ix, 243 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0847684555 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, c1997.
isbn
0847684555 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
1244796
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A provocative set of essays dealing with the great challenges of our time . . .
As we find ourselves searching for new foundations in the information-communications era, it is appropriate that a book such as this one frame the discussions for us toward the fulfillment of democratic ideals.
Building the Bridge proves that bold ideas are perfectly consistent with the philosophy of the center. The Progressive Policy Institute has given us a visionary blueprint for the bridge to America's 21st century, and it's a broad pathway to responsibility, prosperity, and civic virtue.
If the 'era of big government is over,' Building the Bridge is the first comprehensive effort to answer the question: what comes next? America needs fresh and serious thinking about the big challenges this country faces on the threshold of a new century. This book is fresh, serious, and perfectly timed.
This book challenges America's political leaders to think boldly and confront hard choices, from fixing social security to creating a new public education system tailored for the Information Age.
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Summaries
Long Description
Four years ago the Progressive Policy Institute's Mandate for Change rocketed onto the New York Times best seller list and popularized many of the "New Democrat" ideas later adopted by the Clinton administration. President-elect Bill Clinton hailed the book as one that "looks beyond the old Left-Right debates of the past and tries to move us toward a better future." Now, in Building the Bridge: 10 Big Ideas to Transform America , the Institute has brought together some of America's most innovative public thinkers and policy entrepreneurs to challenge the President and all Americans to embrace a bold vision based on new ideas and enduring values. This book looks beyond the election to radically refashion America's political and social agenda for the 21st century. Rejecting both the big government solutions of the left and the economic voodoo of the right, the authors focus on 10 new break-the-mold ideas for guiding America into the information age.
Long Description
Four years ago the Progressive Policy Institute's Mandate for Change rocketed onto the New York Times best seller list and popularized many of the "New Democrat" ideas later adopted by the Clinton administration. President-elect Bill Clinton hailed the book as one that "looks beyond the old Left-Right debates of the past and tries to move us toward a better future." Now, in Building the Bridge: 10 Big Ideas to Transform America, the Institute has brought together some of America's most innovative public thinkers and policy entrepreneurs to challenge the President and all Americans to embrace a bold vision based on new ideas and enduring values. This book looks beyond the election to radically refashion America's political and social agenda for the 21st century. Rejecting both the big government solutions of the left and the economic voodoo of the right, the authors focus on 10 new break-the-mold ideas for guiding America into the information age.
Main Description
Some of America's most innovative public thinkers and policy entrepreneurs challenge the President and all Americans to embrace a bold vision based on new ideas and enduring values.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
From Big Government to Big Ideasp. 1
Seizing the Center: Clinton's Keys to Victoryp. 9
The New Progressive Declaration: A Political Philosophy for the Information Agep. 17
A New Deal on Social Securityp. 39
Modernizing Medicare and Medicaid: The First Step Toward Universal Health Carep. 57
Common Standards, Diverse Schools: Renewing the Promise of Public Educationp. 75
Reform and Invest: Reinventing Government's Next Stepsp. 93
Community Self-Defense: A New Strategy for Preventing Crime and Restoring Public Orderp. 111
Markets and Empowerment: Helping Cities Help Themselvesp. 129
A Progressive Family Policy for the Twenty-First Centuryp. 149
Easier To Be Green: The Second Generation of Environmental Actionp. 163
Restoring Upward Mobility in the Knowledge Economyp. 183
Democratic Realism: A New Compass for U.S. Global Leadershipp. 201
Afterwordp. 221
Indexp. 225
About the Contributorsp. 241
Progressive Policy Institutep. 245
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