2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
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|Grouping Title||2030 the real story of what happens to america|
|Grouping Author||brooks albert|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-18 07:30:51AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-09-18 07:40:12AM|
|available_at_catalog||Eva H. Perry Regional, North Regional, Southeast Regional, West Regional|
|detailed_location_catalog||Eva H. Perry Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, North Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Southeast Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, West Regional - Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror|
From Albert Brooks comes a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past in an all-too-believable imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow.
Is this what's in store?
June 12, 2030, started out like any other day in memory—-and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America's population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward "the olds" and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents' entitlement programs.
But on that June 12th, everything changed: a massive earthquake devastated Los Angeles, and the government, always teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, was unable to respond.
The fallout from the earthquake sets in motion a sweeping novel of ideas that pits national hope for the future against assurances from the past and is peopled by a memorable cast of refugees and billionaires, presidents and revolutionaries, all struggling to find their way. In 2030, the author's all-too-believable imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow makes for gripping and thought-provoking listening.
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|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Eva H. Perry Regional, North Regional, Southeast Regional, West Regional|
|record_details||ils:615592|Book|Books|First edition.|English|St. Martin's Press,|2011.|375 pages ; 25 cm, overdrive:f13cec14-4318-4ebb-b7c3-4b4c23f39abd|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media|2011||
|subject_facet||Dystopias, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction|
|title_display||2030 : the real story of what happens to America|
|title_full||2030 : the real story of what happens to America / Albert Brooks, 2030 The Real Story of What Happens to America|
|title_sub||The Real Story of What Happens to America|