The Future According To Newt
an article in Utne Reader by Margot Adler
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The Tofflers like Newt Gingrich because he’s the only politician turned on to the Third Wave, and the only one thinking like a futurist and supporting ideas like electronic cottages. But they have huge differences with him: they’re secular, he’s a Bible thumper. They’re anti-school prayer, he’s for it. They’re pro-choice, he’s anti-choice. (And in the 21st century Newt seems to be a nonentity while the Tofflers keep writing great, world-class books and getting press at the global level.)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that he's a conservative futurist and he supports an information-based economy with telecommuting, computer networking and space exploration. Several social observers criticize Gingrich as being unconventional and that his goals are unrealistic.
Gingrich supports an information-based economy with telecommuting