The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable
NEWS & OPINION: The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year Award Shortlist
NEWS & OPINION: The 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Longlist
Hardcover Non-returnable Discounts
|1 - 24||$31.96||20%|
|25 - 99||$27.96||30%|
|100 - 499||$25.97||35%|
|500 - 999||$25.17||37%|
About the Hardcover
|Publisher||Princeton University Press|
Need 1000 or more?
Additional discounts may be available for print books. We also offer pricing for RETURNABLE orders. Please call 1-800-236-7323 or email us to request a quote.
If you would like pricing and availability on eBooks (25 copy minimum/US billing only), click the link below to send an email directly to our trusted digital distribution partner, BookShout.
Request a quote for eBooks
Other questions about eBooks can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.