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Stubborn attachments : a vision for a society of free, prosperous, and responsible individuals

Author: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Stripe Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Growth is good. Through history, economic growth, in particular, has alleviated human misery, improved human happiness and opportunity, and lengthened human lives. Wealthier societies are more stable, offer better living standards, produce better medicines, and ensure greater autonomy, greater fulfillment, and more sources of fun. If we want to continue on our trends of growth, and the overwhelmingly positive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Cowen
ISBN: 9781732265134 1732265135
OCLC Number: 1057551973
Description: 158 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Wealth makes the world go round --
Overcoming disagreement --
Is time a moral illusion? --
What about redistribution? --
Must uncertainty paralyze us? --
Where have we landed?.
Responsibility: Tyler Cowen.

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"Growth is good. Through history, economic growth, in particular, has alleviated human misery, improved human happiness and opportunity, and lengthened human lives. Wealthier societies are more stable, offer better living standards, produce better medicines, and ensure greater autonomy, greater fulfillment, and more sources of fun. If we want to continue on our trends of growth, and the overwhelmingly positive outcomes for societies that come with it, every individual must become more concerned with the welfare of those around us and in the world at large and most of all our descendants in the future."--Page preliminary page.

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