Gus Speth

James Gustave Speth is an environmental lawyer, advocate, and author.


Local economies, global responsibility: A vision for the next great American century

If we manage well, we can achieve a higher quality of life both individually and socially.


What is the American Dream?: Dueling dualities in the American tradition

Throughout history, there have been alternative, competing visions of the "good life" in America. What is the American Dream and what is its future?

A new American environmentalism and the new economy

Editor’s note: The following is the 10th Annual John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture, delivered at the National Council for Science and the Environment in Washington, …