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The Resource Mass flourishing : how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change, Edmund Phelps

Mass flourishing : how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change, Edmund Phelps

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Mass flourishing : how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change
Title
Mass flourishing
Title remainder
how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Phelps
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Edmund Phelps draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper--and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat today. Why did prosperity explode in some nations between the 1820s and 1960s, creating not just unprecedented material wealth but "flourishing"--Meaningful work, self-expression, and personal growth for more people than ever before? Phelps makes the case that the wellspring of this flourishing was modern values such as the desire to create, explore, and meet challenges. These values fueled the grassroots dynamism that was necessary for widespread, indigenous innovation. Most innovation wasn't driven by a few isolated visionaries like Henry Ford; rather, it was driven by millions of people empowered to think of, develop, and market innumerable new products and processes, and improvements to existing ones. Mass flourishing--a combination of material well-being and the "good life" in a broader sense--was created by this mass innovation. Yet indigenous innovation and flourishing weakened decades ago. In America, evidence indicates that innovation and job satisfaction have decreased since the late 1960s, while postwar Europe has never recaptured its former dynamism. The reason, Phelps argues, is that the modern values underlying the modern economy are under threat by a resurgence of traditional, corporatist values that put the community and state over the individual. The ultimate fate of modern values is now the most pressing question for the West: will Western nations recommit themselves to modernity, grassroots dynamism, indigenous innovation, and widespread personal fulfillment, or will we go on with a narrowed innovation that limits flourishing to a few? A book of immense practical and intellectual importance, Mass Flourishing is essential reading for anyone who cares about the sources of prosperity and the future of the West."--Jacket
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Phelps, Edmund S
Dewey number
330.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC51
LC item number
.P44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Developed countries
  • Technological innovations
  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Creative ability in business
  • Developed countries
  • Developed countries
  • Economic history
  • Economics
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Mass flourishing : how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change, Edmund Phelps
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-349) and index
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction: Advent of the modern economies -- pt. I. The experience of the modern economy : How modern economies got their dynamism ; Material effects of the modern economies ; The experience of modern life ; How modern economies formed -- pt. II. Against the modern economy : The lure of socialism ; The third way: corporatism right and left ; Weighing the rivals on their terms ; The satisfaction of nations -- pt. III. Decay and refounding : Markers of post-1960s decline ; Understanding the post-1960s decline ; The good life: Aristotle and the moderns ; The good and the just -- Epilogue: Regaining the modern -- Timeline: Modernism and modernity
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ocn840582137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780691158983
Lccn
2013936720
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o840582137
  • (OCoLC)840582137
Label
Mass flourishing : how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change, Edmund Phelps
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Advent of the modern economies -- pt. I. The experience of the modern economy : How modern economies got their dynamism ; Material effects of the modern economies ; The experience of modern life ; How modern economies formed -- pt. II. Against the modern economy : The lure of socialism ; The third way: corporatism right and left ; Weighing the rivals on their terms ; The satisfaction of nations -- pt. III. Decay and refounding : Markers of post-1960s decline ; Understanding the post-1960s decline ; The good life: Aristotle and the moderns ; The good and the just -- Epilogue: Regaining the modern -- Timeline: Modernism and modernity
Control code
ocn840582137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 378 pages
Isbn
9780691158983
Lccn
2013936720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o840582137
  • (OCoLC)840582137

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