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The Resource Measuring America : how economic growth came to define American greatness in the late twentieth century, Andrew L. Yarrow

Measuring America : how economic growth came to define American greatness in the late twentieth century, Andrew L. Yarrow

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Measuring America : how economic growth came to define American greatness in the late twentieth century
Title
Measuring America
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how economic growth came to define American greatness in the late twentieth century
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Andrew L. Yarrow
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eng
Summary
  • The United States has always fancied itself a nation apart--"Exceptional" in its values, traditions, and way of life. For most of the country's history, ideas about what made America distinctive generally were framed in terms of a liberal idealism rooted in the thought of John Locke and articulated by Jefferson, Madison, and other Founders. While some commentators also observed that the United States was a land of plenty, itwasn't until the mid-twentieth century that material abundance emerged as the principal standard of American "greatness," as measured by a host of new economic indicators
  • Beginning in earnest in the wake of World War II, opinion-shapers in politics, business, academia, the media, the schools, and public diplomacy gloried in the nation's booming economy. Where "plenty" had once been a largely abstract concept, it was now quantifiable, thanks to new national income accounting and other economic data collection and analysis techniques. One could tally up production and consumption of an ever-expanding cornucopia of goods and services that made up the gross national product (GNP), the king of postwar statistics. American preeminence and American identity were increasingly linked with this measurable prosperity, presented in the language of a newly influential economics profession
  • In Measuring America, Andrew L. Yarrow explores this history, telling two parallel, interlocking stories--of how economic ideas came to have vastly greater influence on American culture after World War II, and how those ideas dovetailed with a growing belief that the meaning and value of the United States resided in its material out-put. How and why this new way of "measuring America" developed, how it was expressed, and what it has meant and means for Americans today are the subject of this well-researched and insightful book. --Book Jacket
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Yarrow, Andrew L
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Nationalism
  • Public opinion
  • Economics
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Nationalism
  • Public opinion
  • Social conditions
  • United States
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Measuring America : how economic growth came to define American greatness in the late twentieth century, Andrew L. Yarrow
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The economics profession and the changing discourse -- Economists come to Washington -- Business's new paradigm, "people's capitalism" -- The big postwar story -- Defining the new America for the world -- Beyond civics and the 3 R's -- A flawed measure: critics and realities -- Measuring America in the twenty-first century
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ocn793341703
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1 online resource (x, 240 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781613760543
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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illustrations
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22573/ctt5n161f
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remote
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(OCoLC)793341703
Label
Measuring America : how economic growth came to define American greatness in the late twentieth century, Andrew L. Yarrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The economics profession and the changing discourse -- Economists come to Washington -- Business's new paradigm, "people's capitalism" -- The big postwar story -- Defining the new America for the world -- Beyond civics and the 3 R's -- A flawed measure: critics and realities -- Measuring America in the twenty-first century
Control code
ocn793341703
Extent
1 online resource (x, 240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760543
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5n161f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)793341703

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