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Mass flourishing : how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change

Author: Edmund S Phelps
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Phelps explores what makes nations prosper--and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat today. Why did prosperity explode in some nations between the 1820s and 1960s, creating not just unprecedented material wealth but "flourishing"--Meaningful work, self-expression, and personal growth for more people than ever before?
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund S Phelps
ISBN: 9780691158983 0691158983 9780691165790 0691165793
OCLC Number: 840582137
Awards: Commended for Axiom Business Book Awards (Economics) 2014
Winner of Gold Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards 2014
Winner of Best Business Books by Matthew Bishop 2013
Short-listed for "Choice"'s Outstanding Academic Titles 2014
Short-listed for "Bloomberg Businessweek"'s Best Books of 2014 2014
Short-listed for Financial Times Best Economics Books 2013
Description: xii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Advent of the modern economies --
Part One: The experience of the modern economy. How modern economies got their dynamism --
Material effects of the modern economies --
The experience of modern life --
How modern economies formed --
Part Two: Against the modern economy. The lure of socialism --
The third way : corporatism right and left --
Weighing the rivals on their terms --
The satisfaction of nations --
Part Three: Decay and refounding. Markers of post-1960s decline --
Understanding the post-1960s decline --
The good life : Aristotle and the moderns --
The good and the just --
Epilogue : Regaining the modern --
Timeline.
Responsibility: Edmund Phelps.
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