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The Resource What's the Economy For, Anyway?

What's the Economy For, Anyway?

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What's the Economy For, Anyway?
Title
What's the Economy For, Anyway?
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John de Graaf and David K. Batker
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  • What is the economy for, anyway?
  • Whats the economy for, anyway?
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why its time to stop chasing growth and start pursuing happiness
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eng
Summary
In this funny, readable, and thought-provoking book based on the popular film of the same name, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the bestselling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle thirteen economic issues, challenging the reader to consider the point 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, we see 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. Beginning by shattering our fetish for GDP, What's the Economy For, Anyway? offers a fresh perspective on quality of life, health, security, work-life balance, leisure, social justice, and perhaps most important, sustainability. This sparkling, message-driven book is exactly what those lost in the doldrums of partisan sniping and a sluggish economy need: a guide to what really matters, and a map to using America's resources to make the world a better place
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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"--
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  • de Graaf, John
  • Batker, David K
Dewey number
330.973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Batker, David K
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  • Business
  • Nonfiction
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adult
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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?
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781608195145
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optical disk
Label
What's the Economy For, Anyway?
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781608195145
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optical disk

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