Crossing lines of economics, politics, and family, this guide to 21st-century life offers new ways of engaging with the challenges of living in this expansive time. The dilemmas the book deals with are not only complex and systemic but also have far-reaching consequences for subsequent generations. Issues tackled include money and work, the environment, democracy, corporate power, and globalization. Intelligent without being alienating and credible without being academic, the text explores these issues and looks at their practical implications and productive solutions. Readers can move past worrying about the state of the world and into having concrete answers and implementable strategies for overcoming seemingly insurmountable personal obstacles. For all those who believe that living well in this century necessarily means being accountable to the next, this helpful book gives readers the tools to meet the challenges they face in a manner that can make the world a better place.