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The Growth Delusion - DAVID PILLING

The Growth Delusion

DAVID PILLING

 
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We live in a society in which a priesthood of economists, wielding impenetrable mathematical formulas, set the framework for public debate. Ultimately, it is the perceived health of the economy which determines how much we can spend on our schools, highways, and defense; economists decide how much unemployment is acceptable and whether it is right to print money or bail out profligate banks.

The backlash we are currently witnessing suggests that people are turning against the experts and their faulty understanding of our lives. Despite decades of steady economic growth, many citizens feel more pessimistic than ever, and are voting for candidates who voice undisguised contempt for the technocratic elite. For too long, economics has relied on a language which fails to resonate with people's actual experience, and we are now living with the consequences.

In this powerful, incisive book, David Pilling reveals the hidden biases of economic orthodoxy and explores the alternatives to GDP, from measures of wealth, equality, and sustainability to measures of subjective wellbeing. Authoritative, provocative, and eye-opening, The Growth Delusion offers witty and unexpected insights into how our society can respond to the needs of real people instead of pursuing growth at any cost.

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Auteur :  DAVID PILLING
Titre : The Growth Delusion
Date de parution : janvier 2018
Éditeur : CROWN
Sujet : ECONOMIE-ESSAIS/HISTOIRE
ISBN : 9780525572503 (0525572503)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 12857920
No de produit : 2365452

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