From Poverty to Prosperity : Intangible Assets, Hidden Liabilities and the Lasting Triumph over Scarcity

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-17
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Conventional economists lean on the comfortable precision of mathematical abstraction and ignore the messy complexity of the real world. This work tells a big-picture story about the differences in the standard of living across time and across borders.

Author Biography

ARNOLD KLING was an economist on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1980-1986 and served as a senior economist at Freddie Mac from 1986-1994. Kling is the author of several books, most recently Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care. He lives in Maryland.

NICK SCHULZ is DeWitt Wallace Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Editor of American.com. He is a columnist for The Mint newspaper in Mumbai, India. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Slate, Forbes.com, among others. He lives with his wife and children in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
An Introduction to Economics 2.0p. 1
Economics 2.0 in Practicep. 20
Interview with Robert Fogelp. 51
Interview with Robert Solowp. 66
From the Meadow to the Food Courtp. 71
Interview with Paul Romerp. 77
Interview with Joel Mokyrp. 109
Bugs in the Software Layerp. 135
Interview with Douglass Northp. 148
Interview with William Easterlyp. 165
The Heart That Pumps Innovationp. 181
Interview with Edmund Phelpsp. 199
Interview with Amar Bhidep. 212
Financial Intermediationp. 223
Adaptive Efficiency and the Role of Governmentp. 239
Interview with William Lewisp. 252
Challenges for the Futurep. 273
Interview with William Baumolp. 281
Notesp. 295
Indexp. 301
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