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How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky

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A provocative and timely call for an ethical technique to economics, drawing on philosophers, political theorists, writers, and economists from Aristotle to Marx to Keynes.

What constitutes the great lifestyles? what is the precise price of money? Why will we paintings such lengthy hours simply to acquire better wealth? these are one of the crucial questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.
   The authors start with the good economist John Maynard Keynes. In 1930 Keynes predicted that, inside of a century, consistent with capita source of revenue would continuously upward thrust, folks’s basic wishes would be met, and no one must paintings greater than fifteen hours per week. obviously, he was once fallacious: though source of revenue has greater as he expected, our wants have reputedly gone unhappy, and we continue to paintings lengthy hours.
   The Skidentificationelskys give an explanation for why Keynes was once mistaken. Then, arguing from the basis that economics is an ethical technology, they hint the idea that of the great lifestyles from Aristotle to the present and display how our lives over the last part century have strayed from that ideal. in the end, they factor a call to suppose anew approximately what truly matters in our lives and easy methods to reach it.
   How so much Is enough? is that rarity, a work of deep intelligence and ethical commitment accessible to all readers. it's going to be lauded, debated, cited, and criticized. it's going to not be overlooked.
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writer: Robert Skidentificationelskypublisher: different PressBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 2five6

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