Paradise Rejected: An Ugly American Story
For the first time in American history the next generation is expecting a living standard less than their parents. This decline includes, but is not primarily an economic setback. As a university professor of economics I have watched what we as a society have done to our children, environment, and future, and it isn't pretty. I'd like to summarize my observations and offer some recommendations. The social sciences can be part of the solution. Perhaps we've been part of the problem. As my biographical snapshot reveals, in addition to economics, I have read extensively in philosophy, psychology, comparative religion, and spirituality. More importantly I have watched it with my own eyes, wide open. I'd like to share these ideas with you.
Keywords: Economics, Sociology, Class Warfare
Prof. Sidney A. Konell
Professor, Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin