GLENCOE, IL – April 2018 – Quick-reading book shows how diminished opportunities threaten Americans’ welfare, their environment and democracy. With solutions and bibliography. We Can Fix It: Reclaiming the American Dream
148 pages, April, 2018
Our currently unsettling political environment fails to address urgent issues. The roar of the Washington “circus” drowns out meaningful dialog in favor of tribal animosity. This trend, unless reversed, will lead us to an impoverished future. We stand at a crossroads in which technology can either provide for us all, or deprive most of their livelihoods. The choices we make today will determine whether we thrive or perish.
Despite low unemployment, more than one in eight Americans lived in poverty in 2017. Workers’ wages remain stagnant as the wealthiest prosper. Today’s best paying jobs are in technology companies that produce their products with far fewer workers than did yesterday’s factories.
In as little as ten years time, advances in artificial intelligence and robotics could eliminate jobs for all but the most highly trained. Now, once bustling factory towns, produce little besides poverty and opioid addiction. In ten years what will these towns produce?
Our economic system fails to serve hard-working people whose anguish is muffled by the circus’s distracting din. How did this happen? Can we avoid calamity and restore the values that built our republic? Author V. O. Diedlaff explores these issues in We Can Fix It: Reclaiming the American Dream.
The eBook is currently free from Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and others. The introductory priced paperback edition is available at Amazon. The Kindle edition is available for pre-order before its summer release.