The pricing of progress

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How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics that did not put a price on everyday life.
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How did Americans come to quantify their society's well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics that did not put a price on everyday life.
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Harvard University Press
ISBN
9780674976283
Kieli
englanti
Sivut
368
Julkaisupäivä
25.09.2017
Koko
24.2 x 15.9 x 0 cm
Alaotsikko
Economic indicators and the capitalization of Amer
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