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Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change

Edmund Phelps
Format
Book
Published
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013.
Language
English
ISBN
0691158983, 9780691158983
Summary
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?
Contents
  • Introduction : Advent of the modern economies
  • Part One: Experience of the modern economy. How modern economies got their dynamism
  • Material effects of the modern economies
  • Experience of modern life
  • How modern economies formed
  • Part Two: Against the modern economy. Lure of socialism
  • Third way : corporatism right and left
  • Weighing the rivals on their terms
  • Satisfaction of nations
  • Part Three: Decay and refounding. Markers of post-1960s decline
  • Understanding the post-1960s decline
  • Good life : Aristotle and the moderns
  • Good and the just
  • Epilogue : Regaining the modern.
Description
xii, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
  • "Edmund Phelps, The 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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