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The pricing of progress : economic indicators and the capitalization of American life

Author: Eli Cook
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press. copyright 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Le 1er rabat de jaquette indique : "How did Americans come to quantify their society's progress and well-being in units of money? In today's GDP-run world, prices are the standard measure of not only our goods and commodities but our environment, our communities, our nation, even our self-worth. The Pricing of Progress traces the long history of how and why we moderns adopted the monetizing values and valuations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Cook
ISBN: 9780674976283 0674976282
OCLC Number: 1021308933
Awards: Winner of S-USIH Annual Book Award 2018 (United States)
Description: 1 vol. (352 pages) ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Eli Cook.

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Eli Cook poses fundamental moral questions with elegance and authority, illuminating how Americans came to conceive everything--including human beings and whole societies--as capital investments. His Read more...

 
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