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In this new work, Thom Hartmann covers 11 straightforward solutions to America's current problems. At the core of each is a call to reclaim economic sovereignty and to wrest control of democracy back from the corporate powers that have hijacked both America and her citizens.

What's particularly unique about Hartmann's solutions is that all have been proven to work. Every single one of his 11 steps either was historically part of what built America’s greatness in the past (such as enforcing the Sherman Act and breaking up big corporations or returning to a tariff-based trade policy), or has worked well in other nations (like a national single-payer healthcare system —Medicare Part "E" for "Everybody"—or encouraging the growth of worker-owned cooperatives like the $6 billion Mondragon cooperative in Spain).

Hartmann's solutions are essentially nonpartisan. Virtually all have been promoted at one time or another in American history by both political parties, although today most (but not all) fall into the realm of "progressive solutions." Both Ralph Nader and Pat Buchanan will find broad areas of agreement with this book.

From addressing the problem of a warming globe to the death of America's middle class to the loss of our essential liberties, Rebooting The American Dream shows how America can reclaim the vision of our Founders and the greatness we held both at home and abroad for over a century.

Contents:
Back to the future --
Bring my job home! --
Roll back the Reagan tax cuts --
Stop them from eating my town --
An informed and educated electorate --
Medicare "part E"; for everybody --
Make Members of Congress wear NASCAR patches --
Cool our fever --
They will steal it! --
Put Lou Dobbs out to pasture --
Wal-Mart is not a person --
In the shadow of the dragon --
Tag, you're it!.
 

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ISBN-10:  1605097063
ISBN-13:  978-1605097060
Author:  Thom Hartmann
Genre:  Nonfiction
Publisher:  Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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review by . September 05, 2010
Thom Hartmann has delivered another lucid explanation of what's gone wrong in America in recent decades, and, as ever, he is brief and to the point. I read this latest in one sitting and came away with talking points for my own work and a renewed hope that change is possible.    Hartmann is unrelenting in his assertion that Reaganomics and Clintonomics have undone our nation, abetted by corporate interests and the Supreme Court. Globalization has beggared the U.S., crushing the …
review by . December 30, 2010
The message of this book is a harsh and depressing one, unfortunately it is all too real. Those who closely follow what has happened to the United States in the last thirty years, since Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency, have seen the middle class decline. This decline has largely been in purchasing power, the level of the real wages of this group has declined and an enormous amount of economic power has been concentrated in the top two percent. Corporate power has grown so strong that even when …
review by . October 05, 2010
Thom Hartmann is a leading voice in "progressive" political discourse. Thom looks at the roots of American government and economic policies and offers suggestions to reverse the trends toward corporate monopolism and anti-democratic decisions. He shares ideas from the likes of Thomas Jefferson (who has inspired some of Hartmann's earlier writings) and Alexander Hamilton, while criticizing the Reagan era trend toward unchecked corporate influence. Hartmann is a solid writer who explains things clearly …
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