2030

The Real Story of What Happens to America
Product Number: EB00097495
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429996501
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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Description

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, Albert Brooks' all-too-believable, dystopian imagining of where today's challenges could lead us tomorrow makes gripping and thought-provoking reading.

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Author(s): Albert Brooks
Original Publish Date: May 10, 2011

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Author(s): Albert Brooks
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Product Number DD0821
Released: May 30, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452602905
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Author(s): Albert Brooks
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Product Number Z100028024
Released: Jun 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452622903

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