Harrison has cracked the genetic code of innovation and progress in America. This book celebrates our intrinsic traits of diversity and free choice and creates a roadmap for reviving the American Dream. --Krisztina 'Z' Holly, Vice Provost for Innovation, University of Southern California, and Executive Director, USC Stevens Institute for Innovation
If America is to overcome its profound geopolitical, economic, and technological challenges, the failed remedies of the past will not work. In their place, Matt Harrison offers his innovative theory of evolutionary choice merging biology, economics, physics, psychology, and philosophy. The American Evolution is a provocative initiative for troubled times. --Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute
If we know anything by now in social theory it is that recursive systems are superior to static systems, meaning that a system capable of reflecting on itself, and using these reflections to secure higher levels of efficiency and equity, will prevail over its dogmatic rivals. Matt Harrison trades on this maxim by reflecting on the current economic and moral travails of the United States and reminding us of our own best capacities to change, to evolve. This book is an ambitious and creative use of evolutionary choice theory, a happy fusion of natural selection and freedom of choice, as a normative guide to adapting and restoring the best dynamic versions of the American dreams of progress. The book is a provocative summons to ...