The Resource 2030 : the real story of what happens to America, Albert Brooks, (electronic resource)

2030 : the real story of what happens to America, Albert Brooks, (electronic resource)

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2030 : the real story of what happens to America
Title
2030
Title remainder
the real story of what happens to America
Statement of responsibility
Albert Brooks
Title variation
Twenty thirty
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eng
Summary
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
Summary
A near-future world struggles with the challenges of a dramatically aging population revitalized by the cure for cancer, a scenario that is challenged by an unprecedented natural disaster that drives the government into bankruptcy
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10031892
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1947-
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Brooks, Albert
Dewey number
813.54
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fiction
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Read by Dick Hill
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  • Hill, Dick
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True
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  • Earthquakes
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
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adult
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the real story of what happened to America
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Label
2030 : the real story of what happens to America, Albert Brooks, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10756114
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452622903
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT10756114
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sound
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Label
2030 : the real story of what happens to America, Albert Brooks, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10756114
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452622903
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756114
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable

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