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A Brighter Future: Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation
By Robert H. Frank (foreword by), Richard P. F. Holt (editor) and Daphne T. Greenwood (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher M E Sharpe Inc
Publication date September 16, 2014
Pages 261
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765634887
ISBN-10 0765634880
Dimensions 1 by 7.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $175.00
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As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America. This book explores what is behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early 1980s and what can be done to restore it. The book is uniquely valuable in going beyond mainstream thinking about how to restore prosperity. Economics has traditionally equated economic growth (increases in per capita income) with improvements in quality of life and the standard of living. This book questions that assumption. The different chapters in the book show the standard of living as being more than income, to include many non-market aspects such as access to public goods (roads, clean air and water, schools, parks, and museums), intangible aspects of quality of life such as equity and a sense of community, and broadly based economic opportunities. This means that improving the standard of living is a multi-dimensional challenge rather than one of solely increasing aggregate demand, productivity, or GDP. This book embodies a pluralistic approach and draws on the expertise of a wide array of thinkers. The intended audience is for various courses offered in economics, sociology, political science, public policy programs, and in environmental and ecological studies.



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With Robert H. Frank (other contributor), Richard P. F. Holt (other contributor) | from M E Sharpe Inc (September 16, 2014)
9780765634887 | details & prices | 261 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $175.00
About: As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America.
Paperback
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With Richard P. F. Holt (other contributor) | 1 edition from M E Sharpe Inc (September 16, 2014)
9780765634894 | details & prices | 261 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $52.95
About: As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America.

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