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The Resource What's the economy for, anyway? : why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness, John de Graaf and David K. Batker ; foreword by James Gustave Speth

What's the economy for, anyway? : why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness, John de Graaf and David K. Batker ; foreword by James Gustave Speth

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What's the economy for, anyway? : why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness
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What's the economy for, anyway?
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why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness
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John de Graaf and David K. Batker ; foreword by James Gustave Speth
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What is the economy for, anyway
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why its time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness
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eng
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"What's The Economy For, Anyway? is a thought-provoking, funny, readable, anti-ideological book based on the cult hit film of the same name. Here, scholars John de Graaf (author of Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen touchstone economic issues and challenge readers to consider just what the point of our economy is. Emphasizing powerful American ideals such as working together, pragmatism, and equality for all, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple, powerful goal for any economic system: the greatest good for the greatest number, over the longest run. Their vision will appeal to a wide array of readers across traditional silos. Drawing from this nation's rich economic history, the book shows that the good life in America is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a better economy, one that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. Beginning by taking our fetish for GDP and shattering it, the chapters touch on quality of life, health, security, time management, worklife, leisure, social justice, and perhaps most important, sustainability. This sparkling, message-driven book is exactly what we need: a guide to what really matters, and how we can use the resources of our economy to make the world a better place"--
Summary
"What's The Economy For, Anyway? is a thought-provoking, funny, readable, anti-ideological book based on the cult hit film of the same name. Here, scholars John de Graaf (author of Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen touchstone economic issues and challenge readers to consider just what the point of our economy is. Emphasizing powerful American ideals such as working together, pragmatism, and equality for all, de Graaf and Batker set forth a simple, powerful goal for any economic system: the greatest good for the greatest number, over the longest run. Their vision will appeal to a wide array of readers across traditional silos. Drawing from this nation's rich economic history, the book shows that the good life in America is achieved when people and markets work together with an active government to create a better economy, one that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. Beginning by taking our fetish for GDP and shattering it, the chapters touch on quality of life, health, security, time management, worklife, leisure, social justice, and perhaps most important, sustainability. This sparkling, message-driven book is exactly what we need: a guide to what really matters, and how we can use the resources of our economy to make the world a better place"--
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330.973
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HC103
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.D38 2011
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why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness
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What's the economy for, anyway? : why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness, John de Graaf and David K. Batker ; foreword by James Gustave Speth
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-282) and index
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707329323
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25 cm.
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First U.S. edition.
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ix, 292 pages
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9781608195107
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2011017438
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What's the economy for, anyway? : why it's time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness, John de Graaf and David K. Batker ; foreword by James Gustave Speth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-282) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
707329323
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9781608195107
Lccn
2011017438
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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