The Hidden Wealth of Nations / Edition 1

The Hidden Wealth of Nations / Edition 1

by David Halpern
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745648010

ISBN-13: 9780745648019

Pub. Date: 01/12/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Richer nations are happier, yet economic growth doesn't increase happiness. This paradox is explained by 'the hidden wealth of nations' - the extent to which citizens get along with others independently drives both economic growth and well-being.

Much of this hidden wealth is expressed in everyday ways, such as our common values, the way we look after our

Overview

Richer nations are happier, yet economic growth doesn't increase happiness. This paradox is explained by 'the hidden wealth of nations' - the extent to which citizens get along with others independently drives both economic growth and well-being.

Much of this hidden wealth is expressed in everyday ways, such as our common values, the way we look after our children and elderly, or whether we trust and help strangers. It is a hidden dimension of inequality, and helps to explain why governments have found it so hard to reduce gaps in society. There are also deep cracks in this hidden wealth, in the form of our rising fears of crime, immigration and terror.

Using a rich variety of international comparisons and new analysis, the book explores what is happening in contemporary societies from value change to the changing role of governments, and offers suggestions about what policymakers and citizens can do about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745648019
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction 1

1 Prosperity and Well-being 6

2 Not Getting Along 56

3 The Politics of Virtue 88

4 Fairness and Inclusion 124

5 Power and Governance 173

6 Conclusion 254

Appendix 266

Notes 278

Index 296

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