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How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back

America is in trouble, according to Thomas L. Friedman. Globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and the nation’s excessive energy consumption are all major challenges facing the country today. Moreover, the current political factionalism in Washington has undermined the United States’ ability to tackle these dilemmas and further threatens the country’s position as a global leader. How can the United States recapture its edge and ultimately its economic vitality?

Listen in as  Friedman discusses what needs to be done to preserve the American dream and the United States’ role in the world it invented.

Recorded Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Fairmont Chicago.

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