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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : Robert J. Gordon
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2017-08-29
ISBN : 1400888956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread Summaries
Release : 2016-05-04
ISBN : 1683780590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 medicines that immunized against childhood disease, led to a dramatic drop in infant and child mortality. The progress between 1870 and 1970 is routinely underestimated by measures of gross domestic product (GDP) because GDP does not measure the quality of life improvement by increased life expectancy… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Rise and Fall of American Growth · Overview of the book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order 1930 1980

The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order  1930 1980 Book
Author : Steve Fraser,Gary Gerstle
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780691006079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays discuss the Depression, the Cold War, the Great Society, and the Silent Majority

America s Impasse

America s Impasse Book
Author : Alan Wolfe,Director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life Alan Wolfe
Publisher : New York : Pantheon Books
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download America s Impasse book written by Alan Wolfe,Director of the Center for Religion and American Public Life Alan Wolfe, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Rise and Fall of the American System

The Rise and Fall of the American System Book
Author : Songho Ha
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 1317313755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American System was implemented by the US government after the American-British War of 1812 to develop a national domestic market. This study explores the rise and fall of the system between its inception in 1790 and the Panic of 1837.

The Rise and Decline of Nations

The Rise and Decline of Nations Book
Author : Mancur Olson
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1982-01-01
ISBN : 9780300030792
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery Book
Author : Paul Kennedy
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2017-01-26
ISBN : 0141983833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 British history. A new introduction extends his analysis into the twenty-first century and reflects on current American and Chinese ambitions for naval mastery. 'Excellent and stimulating' Correlli Barnett 'The first scholar to have set the sweep of British Naval history against the background of economic history' Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'By far the best study that has ever been done on the subject ... a sparkling and apt quotation on practically every page' Daniel A. Baugh, International History Review 'The best single-volume study of Britain and her naval past now available to us' Jon Sumida, Journal of Modern History

The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction from the 1920s to the 1960s

The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction  from the 1920s to the 1960s Book
Author : Gary Westfahl
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-09-23
ISBN : 1476674949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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 By examining important aspects of science fiction in the twentieth century, this book explains how the genre evolved to its current state. Close critical attention is given to topics including the art that has accompanied science fiction, the subgenres of space opera and hard science fiction, the rise of SF anthologies, and the burgeoning impact of the marketplace on authors. Included are in-depth studies of key texts that contributed to science fiction's growth, including Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, the first published stories of A. E. van Vogt, and the early juveniles of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein.

From Main Street to Mall

From Main Street to Mall Book
Author : Vicki Howard
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2015-04-22
ISBN : 0812291484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The geography of American retail has changed dramatically since the first luxurious department stores sprang up in nineteenth-century cities. Introducing light, color, and music to dry-goods emporia, these "palaces of consumption" transformed mere trade into occasions for pleasure and spectacle. Through the early twentieth century, department stores remained centers of social activity in local communities. But after World War II, suburban growth and the ubiquity of automobiles shifted the seat of economic prosperity to malls and shopping centers. The subsequent rise of discount big-box stores and electronic shopping accelerated the pace at which local department stores were shuttered or absorbed by national chains. But as the outpouring of nostalgia for lost downtown stores and historic shopping districts would indicate, these vibrant social institutions were intimately connected to American political, cultural, and economic identities. The first national study of the department store industry, From Main Street to Mall traces the changing economic and political contexts that transformed the American shopping experience in the twentieth century. With careful attention to small-town stores as well as glamorous landmarks such as Marshall Field's in Chicago and Wanamaker's in Philadelphia, historian Vicki Howard offers a comprehensive account of the uneven trajectory that brought about the loss of locally identified department store firms and the rise of national chains like Macy's and J. C. Penney. She draws on a wealth of primary source evidence to demonstrate how the decisions of consumers, government policy makers, and department store industry leaders culminated in today's Wal-Mart world. Richly illustrated with archival photographs of the nation's beloved downtown business centers, From Main Street to Mall shows that department stores were more than just places to shop.

The Rise and Fall of the Consumer s Democracy

The Rise and Fall of the Consumer s Democracy Book
Author : Steven T. Sheehan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Rise and Fall of the Consumer s Democracy book written by Steven T. Sheehan, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex

The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex Book
Author : Philip D. Curtin,Philip DeArmond Curtin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-02-13
ISBN : 9780521629430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new edition of Philip Curtin's classic work on the history of the plantations.

The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth Book
Author : Michael Mandelbaum
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-02-01
ISBN : 0190935952
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the twenty-five years after 1989, the world enjoyed the deepest peace in history. In The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth, the eminent foreign policy scholar Michael Mandelbaum examines that remarkable quarter century, describing how and why the peace was established and then fell apart. To be sure, wars took place in this era, but less frequently and on a far smaller scale than in previous periods. Mandelbaum argues that the widespread peace ended because three major countries -- Vladimir Putin's Russia in Europe, Xi Jinping's China in East Asia, and the Shia clerics' Iran in the Middle East -- put an end to it with aggressive nationalist policies aimed at overturning the prevailing political arrangements in their respective regions. The three had a common motive: their need to survive in a democratic age with their countries' prospects for economic growth uncertain. Mandelbaum further argues that the key to the return of peace lies in the advent of genuine democracy, including free elections and the protection of religious, economic, and political liberty. Yet, since recent history has shown that democracy cannot be imposed from the outside, The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth has a dual message: while the world has a formula for peace, there is no way to ensure that all countries will embrace it.

Capitals of Capital

Capitals of Capital Book
Author : Youssef Cassis
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0521845351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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`...useful reading for anyone interested in the antecedents of today's vibrant international financial markets.'

50 Economics Classics

50 Economics Classics Book
Author : Tom Butler-Bowdon
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-05-04
ISBN : 1473655412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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WINNER - SILVER MEDAL, AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018 'Something of a modern classic in its own right.' E&T magazine Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts, clarified and illuminated for all. EXPLORE the ideas of some of the greatest thinkers in economics: Milton Friedman on economic freedom - J. K. Galbraith on 1929 - Friedrich Hayek on knowledge - Jane Jacobs on cities - J. M. Keynes on depressions - Thomas Malthus on population - Karl Marx on capital - David Ricardo on free trade - Joseph Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' - Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' - Max Weber's 'spirit of capitalism' GAIN the insights and research of contemporary economists and commentators: William Baumol on entrepreneurs - Gary Becker on human capital - Diane Coyle on GDP - Naomi Klein on neoliberalism - Paul Krugman on inequality - Deirdre McCloskey on ideas - Dambisa Moyo on aid - Thomas Piketty on wealth concentration - Amartya Sen on food security - Joseph Stiglitz on the euro - Richard Thaler on behavioral economics - Michael Lewis on the 2007-08 crisis - Dani Rodrik on globalization - Robert Shiller on asset bubbles DISCOVER the truth behind the headlines in these landmark bestsellers and works of economic history: Lords of Finance - The Second Machine Age - The Little Book of Common Sense Investing - 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism - The Ascent of Money - The Intelligent Investor - The Rise and Fall of American Growth - Freakonomics - The Competitive Advantage of Nations - The Mystery of Capital - Small is Beautiful - The Theory of the Leisure Class

The Rise and Fall of State Owned Enterprise in the Western World

The Rise and Fall of State Owned Enterprise in the Western World Book
Author : Pier Angelo Toninelli,Pierangelo Maria Toninelli
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2000-10-02
ISBN : 9780521780810
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the twentieth-century rise and fall of state-owned enterprises in Western political economy.

The Rise and Decline of the State

The Rise and Decline of the State Book
Author : Martin van Creveld,Martin Levi Van Creveld
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-08-26
ISBN : 9780521656290
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day.

The Rise and Fall of World Orders

The Rise and Fall of World Orders Book
Author : Torbjørn L. Knutsen
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780719040580
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Drawing in lessons from 400 years of Great-Power politics, this volume challenges both the "declinist" arguments and the overstretched hypothesis of Paul Kennedy to develop an alternative approach to the debate on the rise and fall of the Great Powers. The first half of the book compares the Spanish, Dutch and the First and Second British world orders. It identifies their common features in order to find the most salient causes for their rise as world powers, and the most probable reasons for their decline. The second half of the book addresses the American world order in the 20th century, from Pax Americana to the End of US Hegemony. The author sees the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the resurgence of the US as evidence of the role played by normative dimensions, commonly underestimated in International Relations analysis. Theoretically challenging, Knutsen's volume provides a fresh approach to debates in international relations aimed at both students and scholars.

History of Empires

History of Empires Book
Author : Robert Dean
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-05-29
ISBN : 9781547021246
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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War. Famine. Conquest. Death. Explore the rise and fall of history's greatest empires. History Of Empires: Rise and Fall of the Greatest Empires in History! Understanding The Roman Empire, American Empire, British Empire, & Much More is a thrilling study of empires whose leaders lost sight of their civic obligations, leading to revolts, social disruption, and inescapable destruction. Explore the rise and fall of dynasties in Imperial China including the Mandate of Heaven and the dawn of the Zhou dynasty; the rise of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang; brutal civil war, and the reign of the Han; and the First Opium War and the Qing Empire. Investigate the rise of Sparta and its culture of courage and discipline, the defeat of Athens, the helot revolts that eroded Sparta's might and Sparta's decline into backwater obscurity following defeat by Thebes in the Battle of Leuctra. Witness the faith and folly of the Ottoman Empire as it grew into one of the most powerful states in the world, reigned supreme for over 600 years, and fell into stagnation and decline because of degenerate, lackadaisical or incompetent rulers. Glimpse the growth, consolidation, repeated defeat, and eventual dissolution of the Roman Empire. Examine Hammurabi's elevation of Babylon, The Gate of the Gods, to peace and prosperity and centuries of conflict that led to the city repeatedly being sacked, rebuilt, razed, and reborn, and eventually buried beneath the sands of time, literally and figuratively. Watch the sun rise and set on the British Empire as it rose to a dominant world superpower then plunged into war and financial ruin. Observe the colonization of North America and America's growth from humble beginnings, through civil unrest and socio-economic upheaval, to emerge somehow stronger. Journey through war, famine, conquest, and death with History Of Empires: Rise and Fall of the Greatest Empires in History! Understanding The Roman Empire, American Empire, British Empire, & Much More. Scroll up to get your copy now.

Sudden Death

Sudden Death Book
Author : Mark Stevens
Publisher : Dutton Adult
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traces the transformation of the small but well-regarded financial firm into a major player on Wall Street, detailing how this unprecedented growth and accompanying poor management led to the firm's bankruptcy

Investing in Latin American Growth

Investing in Latin American Growth Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Economic Analytical Unit Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780642518798
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Report aimed at unlocking trade and investment opportunities in South America. Focussing on Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, the report analyses each country's economic potential and their business environment, comparing their scale and opportunities with major Asian markets. Includes illustrations, references for each chapter, further reading and regional contacts. Simultaneously released in paperback and on CD-ROM.