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It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future.America is on the edge of a breakout. In fact, we are poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history. Pioneers of the futureinnovators and entrepreneursare achieving breakthroughs in medicine, transportation, energy, education, and other fields that will make the world a dramatically different and better place.Unless the prison guards” of the past stop them. Every American must choose a side. Will you be a champion of the future or a prisoner of the past?Every potential breakthrough has to get past a host of individuals and institutions whose power and comfort depend on the status quo. These prison guards of the past will strangle every innovation that threatens to change the way things have always been doneif we let them.In Breakout you’ll learn:Why environmental extremists cling to the myth of peak oil,” and how the fracking revolution is about to make America the world’s leading oil producerHow personalized healthcareradically individualized treatments made possible by advances in geneticsand regenerative medicine could wipe out our most feared diseases, and why they’re on a collision course with ObamacareHow self-driving cars are on the verge of making traffic jamsand traffic deathsa thing of the past, unless regulators wreck them before they leave the lotWhy a one-size-fits-all education will become a historical curiosity, unless the teachers’ unions and professional academicians succeed in preserving the current dysfunctional systemsHow NASAonce the repository of American dreams of the futurebecame a textbook case of death by bureaucracyAmericans don’t have to settle for a shrunken future. We can escape from the prison of the past into a future of undreamed of opportunity and abundance. All we need is the courage to break out.
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Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (/ˈnuːt ˈɡɪŋɡrɪtʃ/; born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician from Georgia and author who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination.
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