The Once And Future Superpower: How To Restore America's Economic, Energy And Environmental Security

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The Once And Future Superpower: How To Restore America's Economic, Energy And Environmental Security

By Joseph J. Romm
William Morrow, 1992
320 pp. $23.00
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Environmental protection and economic growth are at odds; America has no industrial policy now and does not need one; higher taxes are a necessity: Romm, a young physicist turned policy analyst now at the Rocky Mountain Institute, aims to utterly puncture these and other "myths." His blueprint, refreshingly free of dogma or received wisdom, is required reading for those who would think through afresh America's task beyond the Cold War. If his causal arrows seem to march only in one direction, thus raising suspicions that what seems too good to be true probably is, he challenges the reader to think why.