The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It

3,2 valoración promedio
( 15 valoraciones por GoodReads )
 
9780691166520: The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It
Reseña del editor:


In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. It is our universal yardstick of progress. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. It only measures output: more cars, more accidents; more lawyers, more trials; more extraction, more pollution--all count as success. Sustainability and quality of life are overlooked. Losses don't count. GDP promotes a form of stupid growth and ignores real development.


How and why did we get to this point? Dirk Philipsen uncovers a submerged history dating back to the 1600s, climaxing with the Great Depression and World War II, when the first version of GDP arrived at the forefront of politics. Transcending ideologies and national differences, GDP was subsequently transformed from a narrow metric to the purpose of economic activity. Today, increasing GDP is the highest goal of politics. In accessible and compelling prose, Philipsen shows how it affects all of us.


But the world can no longer afford GDP rule. A finite planet cannot sustain blind and indefinite expansion. If we consider future generations equal to our own, replacing the GDP regime is the ethical imperative of our times. More is not better. As Philipsen demonstrates, 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.


Contraportada:

"GDP is not just a number but is code for a set of economic values and principles that we're not supposed to question. Philipsen breaks that taboo by critically assessing the origins and impacts of our overreliance on this flawed metric. Anyone who wants to understand our economy's weaknesses--and how to make them better--needs to read this book."--Annie Leonard, author of The Story of Stuff and executive director of Greenpeace USA

"Philipsen brilliantly exposes the skeleton hiding in the economist’s closet—the dangerously misleading talisman of GDP. He uncovers the extraordinary story of how good intentions morphed into the monstrous misconception of public progress and economic value that reigns over politics and public opinion. If society fails to heed Philipsen’s message about developing new ways to measure economic gain and loss, the sustainable future is not going to be possible."--William Greider, author of The Soul of Capitalism

"The Little Big Number makes the case that GDP has become counterproductive and we need better goals and measures of progress. An excellent and timely book."--Robert Costanza, Australian National University

"Philipsen presents a well-researched, persuasively written book on what is wrong with the economic system we live in and live by. Showing that the GDP measure binds all the different fallacies of our economic world together, he offers a call to action on what we need to change now."--Floris Heukelom, Radboud University

"The Little Big Number demonstrates that the reigning measure of economic policymaking worldwide is not only inadequate but perverse in its impact on any possibility for sane social and economic discourse. This impressive and lively book will become the authoritative text for critiquing GDP."--Thad Williamson, University of Richmond

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Dirk Philipsen
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. It only measures output: more cars, more accidents; more extraction, more pollution--all count as success. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Dirk Philipsen
Editorial: Princeton University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,98
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Philipsen, Dirk
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 416 pages, 10 halftones. 5 tables. BIC Classification: KCB; KCP; KCZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 166 x 243 x 32. Weight in Grams: 716. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Irlanda a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Philipsen, Dirk
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 416 pages, 10 halftones. 5 tables. BIC Classification: KCB; KCP; KCZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 166 x 243 x 32. Weight in Grams: 716. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,54
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Philipsen, Dirk
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Nº de ref. de la librería 97806911665200000000

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,87
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Dirk Philipsen
Editorial: Princeton University Press 2015-06-16, New Jersey (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 5
Librería
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press 2015-06-16, New Jersey, 2015. hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 22,07
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,75
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Dirk Philipsen
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Cantidad: 2
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2015. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería BB-9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,95
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 9,23
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Dirk Philipsen
Editorial: Princeton University Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Cantidad: 6
Librería
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press, 2015. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,58
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,76
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Dirk Philipsen
Editorial: Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Princeton University Press. Hardback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do About it, Dirk Philipsen, In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. It is our universal yardstick of progress. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. It only measures output: more cars, more accidents; more lawyers, more trials; more extraction, more pollution--all count as success. Sustainability and quality of life are overlooked. Losses don't count. GDP promotes a form of stupid growth and ignores real development. How and why did we get to this point? Dirk Philipsen uncovers a submerged history dating back to the 1600s, climaxing with the Great Depression and World War II, when the first version of GDP arrived at the forefront of politics. Transcending ideologies and national differences, GDP was subsequently transformed from a narrow metric to the purpose of economic activity. Today, increasing GDP is the highest goal of politics. In accessible and compelling prose, Philipsen shows how it affects all of us. But the world can no longer afford GDP rule. A finite planet cannot sustain blind and indefinite expansion. If we consider future generations equal to our own, replacing the GDP regime is the ethical imperative of our times. More is not better. As Philipsen demonstrates, 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. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780691166520

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 19,97
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,02
De Reino Unido a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Philipsen, Dirk
ISBN 10: 0691166528 ISBN 13: 9780691166520
Nuevos Cantidad: 5
Librería
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 22087512-n

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 17,39
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 11,06
De Estados Unidos de America a España
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda