David Brodwin's Unsustainable America
In fact, the author’s bias was egocentric for Americans’ benefits when he mentioned “The data will disappoint those who believe the U.S. should play a leadership role in building a sustainable global economy” (para.3). It would be a smart idea if he talked in general about the whole world. He used important statistics, resources and examples to lure his audience. Unfortunately, he just wrote about America and his message will not be valuable for non-Americans around the world. Additionally, the author describes the situations of them by “we”, and that is not important for all people because he is looking for Americans’ benefits. Therefore, the person who is not American will feel tedious and not interested in the topic because the subject does not concern him/her.
In conclusion, the article clarifies how consumers are necessary to environmental sustainability, and they are influential in the world generally. Also, Brodwin uses Chinese and Indian consumers to compare them with American consumers, so he points out their responses. In truth, the author writes an interested article, but the article has positive and negative criteria. Therefore, if Brodwin had written about unsustainability in the world, most people around the world would be interested more in this