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ECONOMICS OF THE REAL WORLD

DONALDSON, PETER, 1934-

1978

BOOK
Category

ECONOMICS

Abstract GOVERNMENTS HAVE TRADITIONALLY FAILED TO COMBINE FULL EMPLOYMENT, STABLE PRICES, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH; BUT OF LATE THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ACHIEVE EVEN ONE OF THESE TARGETS. EXPLAINING WHY THIS IS SO, THE AUTHOR DESCRIBES HERE HOW A MIXED ECONOMY IS MANAGED AND (GIVEN THE UNDERLYING MARKET MECHANISMS) WHAT CAN AND WHAT CANNOT BE THE SUBJECT OF ECONOMIC POLICY. MORE BASICALLY HE ARGUES THAT ECONOMICS ITSELF IS STRANGELY REMOTE FROM THE URGENT PROBLEMS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE AND THAT POLICY-MAKERS CONFUSE ENDS AND MEANS. WHAT MATTERS, IN HIS VIEW, IS NOT GROWTH, BUT GROWTH OF WHAT, FOR WHOM AND AT WHAT COST; NOT FULL EMPLOYMENT, BUT THE NATURE OF WORK; NOT JUST WEALTH, BUT ITS MORE EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION.

ISBN 0140217754
Author(s) DONALDSON, PETER, 1934-
Credits
Edition 2ND ED.
Year 1978
Publisher PENGUIN BOOKS
Type BOOK
Keywords ECONOMICS
Language English
Collation 244 P., 8CM.

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