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Author Bernstein, William J.

Title The birth of plenty : how the prosperity of the modern world was created / William J. Bernstein.

Publication Info. New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  339.2 BER    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-401).
Contents Introduction -- The sources of growth -- A hypothesis of wealth -- Property -- Reason -- Capital -- Power, speed, and light -- Synthesis of growth -- Nations -- The winners, Holland and England -- Runners-up -- The last -- Consequences -- God, culture, Mammon, and the hedonic treadmill -- The great trade-off -- Mammon and Mars : the winner's curse -- The end of growth? -- When, where, and whither.
Subject Wealth.
Economic history.
Quality of life.
Added Title How the prosperity of the modern world was created
ISBN 0071421920
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