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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)

Robert J. Gordon

How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threatIn 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 ...
Publish Date
2017
August 29
First Published in 2016
Goodreads rating
4.17
ISBN
9780691175805
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
I did find his historical analysis, which makes up the bulk of the book, utterly fascinating.     source
Sep 18, 2017
Covering everything from the combustion engine to the flush toilet—and judging recent breakthroughs with a skeptical eye—this work of economic history “concludes that innovation is the ultimate source of dramatic improvements in the human condition,” says Nadella.     source
I flagged a few books that I thought were particularly great in green.     source
Dec 27, 2019
@RossSchumann Read “The Rise and Fall of American Growth”. It’s a history book. No politics. It will clear it up for you. Wishing you the best. Also, read dark money to learn more about origin of current economic orthodoxy.     source
Nov 11, 2020
@NewLowObserver Try Robert Gordon's book. It's really great...     source