What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness

What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness

by David K. Batker, John de Graaf
     
 

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In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the goal of our economy. Emphasizing powerful American ideals, including teamwork, pragmatism, and equality, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple goal for

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In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the goal of our economy. Emphasizing powerful American ideals, including teamwork, pragmatism, and equality, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple goal for any economic system: the greatest good for the greatest number over the longest run. Drawing from history and current enterprises, they show how the good life is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a more perfect economy-one that works for everyone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608195152
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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