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What's the Economy For, Anyway? by John de Graaf

What's the Economy For, Anyway?

Why It's Time to Stop Chasing Growth and Start Pursuing Happiness

by John de Graaf

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In this funny, thought-provoking book based on the popular film of the same name, activists John de Graaf (coauthor of the best-selling Affluenza) and David Batker tackle 13 economic issues, challenging the listener 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.

Beginning by shattering our fetish for GDP, What's the Economy For, Anyway? offers a fresh perspective on quality of life, health, security, work-life balance, leisure, social justice, and perhaps most important, sustainability. This sparkling, message-driven book is exactly what those lost in the doldrums of partisan sniping and a sluggish economy need: a guide to what really matters, and a map to using America's resources to make the world a better place.

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  • Published: March 2013
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: W064885
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