The Great Invention: The Story of GDP and the Making (and Unmaking) of the Modern World

The Great Invention: The Story of GDP and the Making (and Unmaking) of the Modern World

by Ehsan Masood

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681771373
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ehsan Masoodis a science writer, journalist, and broadcaster. Formerly on the editorial staff ofNatureandNew Scientist,he is currently the editor of Research Fortnight and Research Europe and teaches international science policy at Imperial College London. As well as writing forProspectmagazine,The Times(London),The Guardian,andLe Monde,he is a frequent presenter for BBC Radio. He lives in London.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Prologue: Lost History xiii

Introduction: The Great Invention xvii

1 GDP and Its Discontents 1

2 The Fight for the Formula 11

3 Made in Cambridge 31

4 The Karachi Economic Miracle 39

5 The Talented Mr. Strong 55

6 "As Vulgar as GDP" 85

7 Exporting Shangri-La 107

8 $33 Trillion Man 127

9 Stern Lessons 145

10 "Nothing Is More Destructive of Democracy" 155

Epilogue: Unfinished Revolution 161

A Note on Symbols 173

Acknowledgments 179

Notes 183

Bibliography 215

Index 227

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