America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a
bleak future for the world’s only superpower—so goes the conventional wisdom.
But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer as
important as they once were? What if America’s well-being was assessed
according to entirely different factors?
In The Upside of Down,
Charles Kenny argues that America’s so-called decline is only relative to the
newfound success of other countries. And there is tremendous upside to life in
a wealthier world: Americans can benefit from better choices and cheaper prices
offered by schools and hospitals in rising countries, and, without leaving
home, avail themselves of the new inventions and products those countries will
produce. The key to thriving in this world is to move past the jeremiads about
America’s deteriorating status and figure out how best to take advantage of its
new role in a multipolar world. A refreshing antidote to prophecies of American
decline, The Upside of Down offers a
fresh and highly optimistic look at America’s future in a wealthier world. Download and start listening now!