iv, 290 pages ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
Is it necessary to become less consumerist? -- Does social media have largely positive impacts on its users? -- Is the American family in trouble? -- Can women have it all? -- Is same-sex marriage harmful to America? -- Is increasing economic inequality a serious problem? -- Has America made substantial progress in the rights of blacks? -- Has gender equality come a long way? -- Is government dominated by big business? -- Does capitalism have serious defects? -- Does government need to be restrained? -- Was welfare reform the right approach to poverty? -- Are charter schools better than public schools? -- Will the fourth industrial revolution bring about a wonderful world? -- Are the police in America to be condemned? -- Is American justice too severe? -- Is the United States in significant danger of large-scale terrorist attacks? -- The future : population, environment, society -- Does immigration benefit the economy? -- Is humankind dangerously harming the environment? -- Should America have a progressive international role in the world?