Economic growth is the real third rail of American politics. Question it and you are immediately branded an outsider (or even a Marxist). Who doesn't want a rising tide that lifts all boats? Well, this is a good question to ask, and author Brian Czech bravely asks it, and many others.
The trade-off between economic growth and environmental protection is the most inconvenient of all truths to acknowledge, but it's better than a slide down the slippery slope of green-growth rhetoric. That could be a legacy breaker.