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 ...

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...

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 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...

Jump Starting America

Jump Starting America


  • Author : Jonathan Gruber
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541762503


Jump Starting America Book Description :

The untold story of how America once created the most successful economy the world has ever seen and how we can do it again. The American economy glitters on the outside, but the reality is quite different. Job opportunities and economic growth are increasingly concentrated in a few crowded coastal enclaves. Corporations and investors are disproportionately developing technologies that benefit the wealthiest Americans in the most prosperous areas--and destroying middle class jobs elsewhere. To turn this tide, we must look to a brilliant and all-but-forgotten American success story and embark on a plan that will create the industries of the future--and the jobs that go with them. Beginning in 1940, massive public investment generated breakthroughs in ...

A Century of Wealth in America

A Century of Wealth in America


  • Author : Edward N. Wolff
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674981379


A Century of Wealth in America Book Description :

Understanding wealth—who has it, how they acquired it, how they preserve it—is crucial to addressing challenges facing the United States. Edward Wolff’s account of patterns in the accumulation and distribution of U.S. wealth since 1900 provides a sober bedrock of facts and analysis. It will become an indispensable resource for future public debate....

The Rise and Decline of the American  Empire

The Rise and Decline of the American Empire


  • Author : Geir Lundestad
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-03-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191641008


The Rise and Decline of the American Empire Book Description :

The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire" explores the rapidly growing literature on the rise and fall of the United States. The author argues that after 1945 the US has definitely been the most dominant power the world has seen and that it has successfully met the challenges from, first, the Soviet Union and, then, Japan, and the European Union. Now, however, the United States is in decline: its vast military power is being challenged by asymmetrical wars, its economic growth is slow and its debt is rising rapidly, the political system is proving unable to meet these challenges in a satisfactory way. While the US is still likely to remain the world's leading power for the foreseeable future, it is being challenged by China, particularly economic...

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....

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...