Misfortunes of Prosperity: An Introduction to Modern Political Economy

Misfortunes of Prosperity: An Introduction to Modern Political Economy

by Daniel Cohen
     
 

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Elucidates the current debates on these and other questions in a fast-paced and incisive tour of the dominant ideas in political economy, summarizing historical and theoretical perspectives on the causes of economic growth in the United States, Western Europe, Japan and elsewhere as the twentieth-century draws to a close.See more details below

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Elucidates the current debates on these and other questions in a fast-paced and incisive tour of the dominant ideas in political economy, summarizing historical and theoretical perspectives on the causes of economic growth in the United States, Western Europe, Japan and elsewhere as the twentieth-century draws to a close.

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A revised edition of a work originally published in French (Julliard, 1994), this serves as a tour of the dominant ideas in political economy, summarizing historical and theoretical perspectives on the causes of economic growth in the US, Western Europe, Japan, and elsewhere. Among other issues, the author discusses the effects of the showdown of productivity in Europe and explains the origins of the apparent tradeoff between unemployment in Europe and wage inequalities in the US. He advocates government discretion by showing the disastrous consequences of a hands-off approach to debt, inflation, and social security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262517065
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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