Gus Speth, A Vision of America the Possible, The Solutions Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 11 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/a-vision-of-america-the-possible/) Abstract: The following is an excerpt from a new book by James G. Speth, America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy (Yale University Press, 2012). Speth envisions a future America in which citizens have created a sustainable and desirable society, and lived up to our present challenges. The vision is focused on America, but the lessons are relevant for many parts of the modern world. If we manage well, we can achieve a higher quality of life both individually and socially. Life in America the Possible will tend strongly in these directions: Relocalization. Economic and social life will be rooted in the community and the region. More production will be local and regional, with shorter, less-complex supply chains, especially but not only in food supply. Enterprises will be more committed to the long-term well-being of employees and the viability of their communities and will be supported by local, complementary currencies and local financial institutions. People will live closer … Topics: Sustainability