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Description - The Little Big Number by Dirk Philipsen

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 only measures output. It ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691175935
ISBN-10: 0691175934
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 2-May-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dirk Philipsen

Dirk Philipsen is a German- and American-trained professor of economic history at the Sanford School of Public Policy and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, both at Duke University.

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