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    DescriptionIn February of 2008, amid the looming global financial crisis, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France asked Nobel Prize?winning economists Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen, along with the distinguished French economist Jean Paul Fitoussi, to establish a commission of leading economists to study whether Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?the most widely used measure of economic activity?is a reliable indicator of economic and social progress. The Commission was given the further task of laying out an agenda for developing better measures.Mismeasuring Our Lives is the result of this major intellectual effort, one with pressing relevance for anyone engaged in assessing how and whether our economy is serving the needs of our society. The authors offer a sweeping assessment of the limits of GDP as a measurement of the well-being of societies?considering, for example, how GDP overlooks economic inequality (with the result that most people can be worse off even though average income is increasing); and does not factor environmental impacts into economic decisions.In place of GDP, Mismeasuring Our Lives introduces a bold new array of concepts, from sustainable measures of economic welfare, to measures of savings and wealth, to a ?green GDP.” At a time when policymakers worldwide are grappling with unprecedented global financial and environmental issues, here is an essential guide to measuring the things that matter.


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    Title
    Mis-measuring Our Lives
    Subtitle
    Why the GDP Doesn't Add Up
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joseph Stiglitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 188 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781595585196
    ISBN 10: 1595585192
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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 180
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS039000
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    LC classification: HB137 .C655 2010
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    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, charts, graphs
    Publisher
    The New Press
    Imprint name
    The New Press
    Publication date
    22 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York