By Dinesh D'Souza
We are living in an period of extraordinary prosperity. the us has created the 1st mass prosperous classification in international background, and such a lot folks are extra winning than we ever dreamed lets be. New applied sciences have given us notable skills to speak and percentage info, and likewise godlike energy over nature and ourselves. but, separately and jointly, we're divided concerning the new economic system. Its champions embody the ability of technological capitalism and the wealth it creates -- they suspect it's going to feed and heal and unencumber the area. Its detractors warn that techno-capitalism creates huge, immense inequalities, undermines households and groups, and destroys our so much adored values. How do we heal this department that runs deep in our society, and in our hearts? How will we learn how to feel free with our good fortune? "In The advantage of Prosperity," former White residence coverage analyst Dinesh D'Souza deals the 1st in-depth research of the non secular and social hindrance that has been spawned through the recent financial system and new applied sciences. Drawing upon unique reporting, together with greater than 100 interviews with top marketers, students, social and non secular activists, and tech tycoons, D'Souza brings to existence the heated debate over how we're all suffering from the big adjustments less than means. D'Souza creates an unforgettable portrait of a few of the movers and visionaries in cutting-edge economic system: Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt, George Gilder, T. J. Rodgers, and Ted Turner. yet he additionally digs deep to appreciate what people who find themselves no longer within the new economic climate leading edge -- students, pundits, clergy, traditional employees -- imagine and believe approximately our new prosperity. He finds the wonderful methods inwhich outdated political allegiances have blurred and parts of the left and the correct are uniting in resistance to the recent global celebrated by means of the techno-utopians. D'Souza poses the harsh questions: by means of what correct does an online entrepreneur who cannot express a revenue gather wealth equivalent to the gross nationwide made of a small kingdom, whereas the common individual struggles to make ends meet? What will we threat if, utilizing the facility of expertise, we expand our existence span, choose the characteristics we need in our kids, and keep watch over the evolution of our species into the "post-human"? From the original viewpoint of an immigrant, D'Souza explores the basis of the yankee dream -- that prosperity will larger the human situation. He welcomes the liberation from necessity and drudgery that know-how and affluence carry, yet he argues that they can't clear up the elemental human query: what's the value of my existence? D'Souza will shock readers around the political spectrum together with his unique imaginative and prescient of ways we will be able to really do good whereas doing strong, and be successful whereas making society better.He exhibits the right way to safeguard nature, increase our households and groups, and extend our highbrow horizons in a techno-capitalist international. finally, D'Souza unearths how we will harness the ability of know-how and affluence to advertise person success and the typical stable.