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The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life
by Eli Cook
Harvard University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-674-98252-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-97628-3
Library of Congress Classification HC110.C3C66 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 339.373

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
How did Americans come to quantify their society’s well-being in units of money? In our GDP-run world, prices are the measure of not only goods and commodities but our environment, communities, nation, even self-worth. Eli Cook shows how, and why, we moderns lost sight of earlier social and moral metrics that did not put a price on everyday life.
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