What's the Economy For, Anyway?: Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness

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.

Submitted by Anna Barshay

ISBN: 9781608195107
Language: English

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April 23, 2012


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May 21, 2012

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