The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth


  • Author : Robert J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400888955


The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book Description :

How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further he...

The Rise and Fall of American Growth
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Rise and Fall of American Growth


  • Author : Robert J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400873302


The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book Description :

In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and ...

The Rise and Decline of Nations
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

The Rise and Decline of Nations


  • Author : Mancur Olson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300030797


The Rise and Decline of Nations Book Description :

A leading political economist advances a new theory to explain the postwar shifts in the relative economic fortunes and positions of various nations and regions...

Age of Discovery
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Age of Discovery


  • Author : Ian Goldin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250085108


Age of Discovery Book Description :

The present is a contest between the bright and dark sides of discovery. To avoid being torn apart by its stresses, we need to recognize the fact—and gain courage and wisdom from the past. Age of Discovery shows how. Now is the best moment in history to be alive, but we have never felt more anxious or divided. Human health, aggregate wealth and education are flourishing. Scientific discovery is racing forward. But the same global flows of trade, capital, people and ideas that make gains possible for some people deliver big losses to others—and make us all more vulnerable to one another. Business and science are working giant revolutions upon our societies, but our politics and institutions evolve at a much slower pace. That’s why, in a moment w...

The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-05-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683780595


The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book Description :

The Rise and Fall of American Growth by Robert J. Gordon | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Rise and Fall of American Growth is an analysis of American growth from 1870 to the present. It focuses especially on the unprecedented “special century” of 1870-1970. Throughout most of human history, economic growth was basically flat or advanced very slowly. After the Civil War in the United States, however, life began to improve exponentially. This was due to a series of “Great Inventions,” including, most notably, electricity, the means of channeling and directing electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Homes became tied to systems of electricity, heat, and sewage. The last was particularly important, as cleaner water, abetted by new medic...

Fully Grown

Fully Grown


  • Author : Dietrich Vollrath
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226666006


Fully Grown Book Description :

Most economists would agree that a thriving economy is synonymous with GDP growth. The more we produce and consume, the higher our living standard and the more resources available to the public. This means that our current era, in which growth has slowed substantially from its postwar highs, has raised alarm bells. But should it? Is growth actually the best way to measure economic success—and does our slowdown indicate economic problems? The counterintuitive answer Dietrich Vollrath offers is: No. Looking at the same facts as other economists, he offers a radically different interpretation. Rather than a sign of economic failure, he argues, our current slowdown is, in fact, a sign of our widespread economic success. Our powerful economy has already...

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery


  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141983837


The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery Book Description :

Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in...

Colossus
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Colossus


  • Author : Niall Ferguson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-03-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101666791


Colossus Book Description :

Is America an empire? Certainly not, according to our government. Despite the conquest of two sovereign states in as many years, despite the presence of more than 750 military installations in two thirds of the world’s countries and despite his stated intention "to extend the benefits of freedom...to every corner of the world," George W. Bush maintains that "America has never been an empire." "We don’t seek empires," insists Defense Secretary Rumsfeld. "We’re not imperialistic." Nonsense, says Niall Ferguson. In Colossus he argues that in both military and economic terms America is nothing less than the most powerful empire the world has ever seen. Just like the British Empire a century ago, the United States aspires to globalize free markets, ...

Other People s Money

Other People s Money


  • Author : John Kay
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782831549


Other People s Money Book Description :

Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2016 We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector's activity: the vast majority of lending is within the finance sector. So what is it all for? What is the purpose of this activity? And why is it so profitable? John Kay, a distinguished economist with wide experience of the financial sector, argues that the industry's perceived profitability is partly illusory, and partly an appropriation of wealth created elsewhere - of other people's money. The financial sector, he shows, has grown too large, detached itself from ordinary busine...

Productivity Growth  Inflation  and Unemployment

Productivity Growth Inflation and Unemployment


  • Author : Robert J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 052153142X


Productivity Growth Inflation and Unemployment Book Description :

This book offers sharply etched views on the principal topics of macroeconomics....