Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress

Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress (Hardcover)

By Daniel Ben Ami 
Publisher: Policy Press
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 1847423469
EAN: 9781847423467
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 282
Publish Date: 2010-7-14
Binding: Hardcover
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The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive, a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growth skepticism.' There is a growing consensus that we are consuming too much for the health of the planet. We are constantly exhorted to only fly when necessary, keep our driving to a minimum, and recycle whenever possible. To make matters worse, the drive for affluence is portrayed as making us miserable rather than happy. We are allegedly over-worked, increasingly obese, and covetous of ever more meaningless items. Prosperity is accused of widening social inequalities and encouraging a culture of corruption in political life. Ferraris for All is a rejoinder to the growth skeptics. Using examples from a range of countries, including the US, the author argues that society as a whole, not just the rich, benefits from greater affluence. Popular prosperity has given us longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives, and there is no reason wh
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Title: Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Progress
Publisher: Policy Press
Author: Daniel Ben Ami
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
ISBN: 1847423469
EAN: 9781847423467
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 282
Publish Date: 2010-7-14
Binding: Hardcover

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