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The new economics : a bigger picture

Author: David Boyle; Andrew Simms
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Economics sometimes seems to be stacked against social, environmental and individual well-being. But it doesn't have to be like this. A new approach to economics - deriving as much from Ruskin and Schumacher as from Keynes or Smith - has begun to emerge. Skeptical about money as a measure of success, this new economics turns our assumptions about wealth and poverty upside down. It shows us that real wealth can be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Boyle, David, 1958-
New economics.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009
(DLC) 2009022798
(OCoLC)401714006
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Boyle; Andrew Simms
ISBN: 9781849770248 1849770247 9781844076758 184407675X
OCLC Number: 496004712
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
Contents: The economic problem --
No wealth but life : a brief history of the new economics --
Measurement : why is an apparently poor Pacific island at the top of the happy planet index? --
Money : why did China pay for the Iraq War? --
Markets : why has London traffic always travelled at 12mph? --
Life : why do modern Britons work harder than medieval peasants? --
Resources : why are Cuban mechanics the best in the world? --
Trade : why does Britain import the same number of chocolate waffles as it exports? --
Community : why do fewer people vote when there is a Wal-Mart nearby? --
Debt : why are Malawi villagers paying the mortgages of Surbiton stockbrokers? --
The future.
Responsibility: David Boyle and Andrew Simms.

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