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The Prosperity of Vice: A Worried View of Economics [NOOK Book]

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How violence, rather than peace, has historically accompanied prosperity; and why emerging nations seem poised to repeat the tragic history of the industrialized world.
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The Prosperity of Vice: A Worried View of Economics

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Overview

How violence, rather than peace, has historically accompanied prosperity; and why emerging nations seem poised to repeat the tragic history of the industrialized world.
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"This is a fascinating book that deserves a wide readership. I was sorry when it ended - which is a rare state of mind at the end of an economic tract."—Howard Davies, Times Higher Education
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262300667
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,154,246
  • File size: 236 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Cohen is Professor of Economics at the École Normale Supérieure and the Université de Paris-I. A member of the Council of Economic Analysis of the French Prime Minister, he is the author of The Wealth of the World and the Poverty of Nations, Our Modern Times: The Nature of Capitalism in the Information Age, Globalization and Its Enemies, and Three Lectures on Post-Industrial Society, all published by the MIT Press.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Why the West?

1 Genesis 3

2 Birth of the Modern World 13

3 Malthus' Law 25

4 Unbound Prometheus 33

5 Perpetual Growth 41

II Prosperity and Depression

6 The Economic Consequences of the War 53

7 The Great Crisis and Its Lessons 63

8 The Golden Age and Its Crisis 75

9 The End of Solidarities 83

10 War and Peace 97

III The Time of Globalization

11 The Return of India and China 109

12 The End of History and the West 131

13 The Ecological Crash 145

14 The Financial Crash 157

15 The Weightless Economy 173

Conclusion 188

Notes 189

Index 111

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