Slouching towards Utopia : an economic history of the twentieth century

Title Slouching towards Utopia : an economic history of the twentieth century
Names DeLong, J. Bradford.
Book Number DB110798
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Before 1870, humanity lived in dire poverty, with a slow crawl of invention offset by a growing population. Then came a great shift: invention sprinted forward, doubling our technological capabilities each generation and utterly transforming the economy again and again. Our ancestors would have presumed we would have used such powers to build utopia. But it was not so. When 1870-2010 ended, the world instead saw global warming; economic depression, uncertainty, and inequality; and broad rejection of the status quo. Economist Brad DeLong's Slouching Towards Utopia tells the story of how this unprecedented explosion of material wealth occurred, how it transformed the globe, and why it failed to deliver us to utopia. Of remarkable breadth and ambition, it reveals the last century to have been less a march of progress than a slouch in the right direction." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Aquino, Allan.
Local Subject Economics - 330
World Economics - ECO
History - World - HWO
History - United States - HUS
History, U.S. - 20th Century - HUT
Civilization - CIV
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Long Book - LO
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Economic history - 20th century
Technological innovations
Call Number 330.904 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 2022 9781668611777
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