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The Resource The rise and fall of American growth : the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War, Robert J. Gordon, with a new afterword by the author

The rise and fall of American growth : the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War, Robert J. Gordon, with a new afterword by the author

Label
The rise and fall of American growth : the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War
Title
The rise and fall of American growth
Title remainder
the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Gordon, with a new afterword by the author
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Robert J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Princeton economic history of the Western world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cost and standard of living
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Cost and standard of living
  • Economic history
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lebensstandard
  • Wohlstand
  • Wohlfahrtsmessung
  • USA
  • Amerika
  • Levnadsstandard
  • Ekonomisk historia
  • Historia
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
Label
The rise and fall of American growth : the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War, Robert J. Gordon, with a new afterword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Ascent and Descent of Growth -- The Starting Point: Life and Work in 1870 -- What They Ate and Wore and Where They Bought It -- The American Home: From Dark and Isolated to Bright and Networked -- Motors Overtake Horses and Rail: Inventions and Incremental Improvements -- From Telegraph to Talkies: Information, Communication, and Entertainment -- Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Illness and Early Death -- Working Conditions on the Job and at Home -- Taking and Mitigating Risks: Consumer Credit, Insurance, and the Government -- Entr'acte. The Midcentury Shift from Revolution to Evolution -- Fast Food, Synthetic Fibers, and Split-Level Subdivisions: The Slowing Transformation of Food, Clothing, and Housing -- See the USA in Your Chevrolet or from a Plane Flying High Above -- Entertainment and Communications from Milton Berle to the iPhone -- Computers and the Internet from the Mainframe to Facebook -- Antibiotics, CT Scans, and the Evolution of Health and Medicine -- Work, Youth, and Retirement at Home and on the Job -- Entr'acte. Toward an Understanding of Slower Growth -- The Great Leap Forward from the 1920s to the 1950s: What Set of Miracles Created It? -- Innovation: Can the Future Match the Great Inventions of the Past? -- Inequality and the Other Headwinds: Long-Run American Economic Growth Slows to a Crawl -- Postscript: America's Growth Achievement and the Path Ahead
Control code
on1000054332
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 768 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400888955
Level of compression
unknown
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/ctvc65wx2
  • e05c62ff-e419-4818-a4b8-6d54448a7065
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000054332
Label
The rise and fall of American growth : the U.S. standard of living since the Civil War, Robert J. Gordon, with a new afterword by the author
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Ascent and Descent of Growth -- The Starting Point: Life and Work in 1870 -- What They Ate and Wore and Where They Bought It -- The American Home: From Dark and Isolated to Bright and Networked -- Motors Overtake Horses and Rail: Inventions and Incremental Improvements -- From Telegraph to Talkies: Information, Communication, and Entertainment -- Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Illness and Early Death -- Working Conditions on the Job and at Home -- Taking and Mitigating Risks: Consumer Credit, Insurance, and the Government -- Entr'acte. The Midcentury Shift from Revolution to Evolution -- Fast Food, Synthetic Fibers, and Split-Level Subdivisions: The Slowing Transformation of Food, Clothing, and Housing -- See the USA in Your Chevrolet or from a Plane Flying High Above -- Entertainment and Communications from Milton Berle to the iPhone -- Computers and the Internet from the Mainframe to Facebook -- Antibiotics, CT Scans, and the Evolution of Health and Medicine -- Work, Youth, and Retirement at Home and on the Job -- Entr'acte. Toward an Understanding of Slower Growth -- The Great Leap Forward from the 1920s to the 1950s: What Set of Miracles Created It? -- Innovation: Can the Future Match the Great Inventions of the Past? -- Inequality and the Other Headwinds: Long-Run American Economic Growth Slows to a Crawl -- Postscript: America's Growth Achievement and the Path Ahead
Control code
on1000054332
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 768 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400888955
Level of compression
unknown
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/ctvc65wx2
  • e05c62ff-e419-4818-a4b8-6d54448a7065
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000054332

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