An exploration of the theories of social thinker Jeremy Rifkin, whose recent book, The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream, postulates that the The American Dream is in decline. Americans are increasingly overworked, underpaid, and squeezed for time. But there is an alternative: the European Dream - a more leisurely, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable way of life. Europe's lifestyle is not only more desirable, argues Rifkin, but may be crucial to sustaining prosperity in the new era.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
The European Union: A Different Kind of Dream
I just finished watching a documentary interview with Jeremy Rifkin on LinkTV. The discussion seems to be based on one of Rifkin's more recent books, European Dream, which covers the emerging European Union, its development, and the relationship between the EU and the US. A very interesting conversation and one which I think merits further attention by citizens of the US. From LinkTV: