The message from the authors, who also spoke at the launch, is that bigger government is necessary to prevent us from becoming the highly unequal and divided society America is today.
States, far from being enemies of innovation, can push it. Industries can be incubated and nurtured. Those not doing so risk mouldering.
A lower US dollar will generate an increase in the volume of finance available to finance the commodity exports of emerging economies.
Bilateral free-migration agreements would also have no electoral impact because the people from these countries could not vote in our election.
The idea that no companies would increase investment is fanciful and argued by no-one, not even the Greens.
The US is one of the few areas of the world in which there is an energy investment boom underway, a development that could smooth out the uncertainties of geopolitical events around the world.
Do state and territory claims for renewable energy add up to more than our national total?
According to a report from the World Economic Forum from 2017, a digital transformation has already swept across the energy industry.
Demand and prices for uranium are low and set to remain so: bad news for Australia's uranium industry but good news for those opposed to nuclear power.
Could anything have been done previously to diminish the risk of a rout on house prices?
Even if there was once some justification for subsidising the cost of solar panels, that is certainly no longer the case.
If so, by 'squeezing' any generators into even more intermittent supply, are they making the whole SA power supply system more expensive.