ERIC Number: ED364479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Revitalizing America's Economy for the 21st Century. Public Talk Series.
Niedergang, Mark; McCoy, Martha, Ed.
This guide provides a framework for study circles to use in discussing how to strengthen the economy for the long run. The guide takes into account the current recession, but goes beyond it to focus on basic economic trends. Part 1 lays out four general views of the primary cause of problems in the U.S. economy: (1) the decline of the work ethic; (2) the shortsightedness of U.S. business; (3) the government's failure to maintain a strong economic foundation; and (4) the neglect of society's basic needs. These views are offered as starting points for a wide-ranging conversation, and for groups who are interested in involving themselves in the current political debate about the economy. Part 2 presents a variety of proposals for immediate steps the federal government could take to turn the economy around. The material is designed for use in one-to-two discussion sessions of 2 hours each. The guide also includes a glossary, suggestions for leading this discussion on the economy, guidelines for leading a study circles, suggestions for participants, and a follow-up form. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Discussion Groups, Economic Development, Economics, Federal Government, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Group Discussion, Leaders Guides, Problem Solving, Public Affairs Education, Study Guides
Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($2).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.