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Little Big Number : How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do About It (Reprint) (Paperback) (Dirk

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In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. It only measures output: more cars, more accidents; more extraction, more pollution--all count as success. Sustainability and quality of life are overlooked. Losses don't count. The world can no longer afford GDP rule--GDP ignores real development. Dirk Philipsen demonstrates how the history of GDP reveals unique opportunities to fashion smarter goals and measures. The Little Big Number explores a possible roadmap for a future that advances quality of life rather than indiscriminate growth.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 398
Genre: Business + Money Management
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Author: Dirk Philipsen
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2017
TCIN: 52482989
UPC: 9780691175935
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-0697
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