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, DC, on January 21, 2010. —— I’m both pleased and honored to have been asked …