The Resource The end of progress : how modern economics has failed us, Graeme P. Maxton

The end of progress : how modern economics has failed us, Graeme P. Maxton

Label
The end of progress : how modern economics has failed us
Title
The end of progress
Title remainder
how modern economics has failed us
Statement of responsibility
Graeme P. Maxton
Title variation
How modern economics has failed us
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in an Age of Endarkenment. Our economic, social and political systems have failed us. Modern economics has not done what it promised. It has widened the gap between rich and poor. It has not allocated the world's resources fairly. It has brought the West to the brink of financial ruin. It has valued short-term gain more than long-term progress. It has made us focus on the individual, not society. The social consequences are easy to see. Much of the world is laden with debt. Our planet is being scraped clean of the resources needed by future generations. Science and technology are exploited for profit, not social advancement. The cult of celebrity, rise in global greed and belief that information is knowledge are limiting our imaginations. We are ill-equipped to respond to these challenges. We have been dumbed-down. Our politicians have become self-serving. They play on our fears, monitor us without justification and promote conflicts for their own interests. China's rise will make these problems worse. Without a rethink, we face many unwelcome changes. Poverty will grow. Standards of health will decline. Resource shortages will change our way of life. Tensions between peoples will grow. During the Age of Enlightenment our societies flourished, propelled by the wonder of new discoveries, radical ideas for economic and social development and a sense that we all had a responsibility to improve our world. We need to step back from the Age of Endarkenment. We need to examine our values. We need to work out what humankind really wants. If it is not just about just money and Twitter and Oprah, what is it? In this thought-provoking, lively and entertaining book, Graeme Maxton looks at what brought us to this state and what we can do about it"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
B24X7
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB87
LC item number
.M295 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The end of progress : how modern economics has failed us, Graeme P. Maxton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
It's about you--you are responsible too -- Our belief in the free market failed us: Too much choice, too little restraint ; A broken financial system ; Squandering our world ; The damaging power of me -- Running blind--we are poorly equipped to deal with these challenges: Can you read Kant? ; Who is in charge? ; China's rising influence will not help -- The implications of these failures will be hard: We will become financially poorer ; Our way of life will change ; We will become less healthy ; We need to diffuse the threats of conflict -- Light in an age of "endarkenment": We need to change ; Other options need debate ; You. You have a role now too
Control code
ocn768570037
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470830017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613239419
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3f3e1fd0-5bbf-43cf-b128-97a78487722e
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2640557x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768570037
  • pebcs0470829990

Library Locations

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