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Brighter Future
By Richard P. F. Holt

A Brighter Future

Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation

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Brighter Future by Richard P. F. Holt

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As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America. This book explores what is behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early 1980s and what can be done to restore it. The book is uniquely valuable in going beyond mainstream thinking about how to restore prosperity. Economics has traditionally equated economic growth (increases in per capita income) with improvements in quality of life and the standard of living. This book questions that assumption. The different chapters in the book show the standard of living as being more than income, to include many non-market aspects such as access to public goods (roads, clean air and water, schools, parks, and museums), intangible aspects of quality of life such as equity and a sense of community, and broadly based economic opportunities. This means that improving the standard of living is a multi-dimensional challenge rather than one of solely increasing aggregate demand, productivity, or GDP. This book embodies a pluralistic approach and draws on the expertise of a wide array of thinkers. The intended audience is for various courses offered in economics, sociology, political science, public policy programs, and in environmental and ecological studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780765634894
ISBN-10: 0765634899
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 191mm x 18mm)
Pages: 287
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Local Economic Development in the 21st Century by Richard P. F. Holt Local Economic Development in the 21st Century, Hardback (May 2010)

Offers a comprehensive look at local economic development and public policy with special emphasis on quality of life and sustainability. This book draws extensively on case studies at state and local levels, and includes both mainstream and alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth and development issues.

Empirical Post Keynesian Economics by Richard P. F. Holt Empirical Post Keynesian Economics, Hardback (October 2006)

Highlights the major empirical questions and issues facing Post Keynesian economics. Featuring contributions by Post Keynesian economists, this text focuses on public policy and real-life analysis of the economic theory. It is of interest to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, professional economists, and public policy makers.

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Author Biography - Richard P. F. Holt

Richard P. F. Holt is professor of economics at Southern Oregon University. Daphne T. Greenwood is professor of economics and director of the Colorado Center for Policy Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

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