1 edition of The rise and fall of American technology found in the catalog.
The rise and fall of American technology
Lynn G. Gref
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Lynn G. Gref|
|LC Classifications||HC110.T4 G74 2010|
|The Physical Object|
|ISBN 10||9780875867533, 9780875867540|
|LC Control Number||2009037641|
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I know this sound very boring, but he explains the growth in output in terms of how it affected the daily home and work lives of average Americans. The author draws on his forty years of experience to answer these questions in an organized and thoughtful manner. Americans produced a large share of their food and apparel But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? But through the 70s the achievements get fewer and less substantial. The Rise and Fall of Communism In this illuminating book, based on forty years of study and a wealth of new sources, Archie Brown provides a comprehensive history as well as an original and highly readable analysis of an ideology that has shaped the world and still rules
One of the most interesting table in this book compares different car models 6 different years. Gordon's book has made their lives more real to me. What Gordon has provided is not a rejection of technology but a sobering reminder of its limits. Anyone concerned with our economic future needs to carefully consider his argument. Unequal Gains The book sheds critical light on the forces that shaped American income history, and situates that history in a broad global context. The introduction of new technologies in factory also required a more skilled workforce, which lead to the rise in wages.
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Combining eloquent description with forceful and clear economic analysis, Gordon's voice is gripping and compelling. Both major parties exaggerated the resources that went into its establishment inhe finds — the Conservatives alleging waste, Labour boasting of social justice.
And, at pages, the book has a lot of bulk. In his view it is all about the rise and fall of total factor productivity the gains in output not due to increased labor and capital inputs, or if you will technological improvements. Pretty large! This mean people worked in much safer and less arduous jobs today compared to the previous century and where their jobs are much more fulfilling than they once were.
Gordon breaks America's unprecedented rise in quality of life into two periods, and This book is a landmark—there is nothing else like it. The book "follows the money" to uncover the underlying trends.
When the phone was developed, how easy was it to just pick up and dial someone! We look at every kind of content that may matter to our audience: books, but also articles, reports, videos and podcasts. Lee, Vox "Robert Gordon has written an engaging economic-based history of America.
Anyone concerned with our economic future needs to carefully consider his argument. Robert Gordon chronicles the stunning swiftness with which American lives have advanced sinceand raises profound questions about whether we have benefitted from one-offs that cannot be repeated.
See the corresponding changes for the occupational and service professionals. The Rise and Fall of American Growth Northwestern economics professor Robert Gordon has a written a mostly very good and a very long book pages in the print edition on the history of economic growth in the United States from to the present.
Average weekly hours vs. How fast were the mode of transport? 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.
Gordon was included in the Bloomberg list of the nation's most influential thinkers.
Longer vacation and sick days also pushed down the numbers. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Bob Gordon's list is a good place to start. In Mr. This graph tracks the amount miles travelled total and per person.
Americans' standard of living is at stake. Sinceoutput per capita has grown at a much slower pace. It provides a splendid analytic take on the potency of past economic growth, which transformed the world from the end of the nineteenth century onward.
In all category, and especially in the range male boy, the period was pretty hard. The advent of electricity, cars, indoor plumbing, and telephones meant that people were more connected than ever, dramatically improving quality of life and increasing productivity to previously unseen levels.
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Gref addresses the complete technology development cycle, its financing, America's rise to global dominance, and the specter of a national decline. Through its destruction, the historic preservation movement was born.Feb 14, · Rise and Fall of American Growth, The (The Princeton Economic Series of the Western World) [Robert J.
Gordon, Michael Butler Murray] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A New York Times Best Seller In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable/5().
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Sometimes they recover, but rarely back to the point where their names symbolized a culture of technology, and where that technology symbolized the essence of. The Rise and Fall of the American Century: The United States from describes the rise--and potential fall--of the U.S., a nation more powerful, more wealthy, and more dominant than any in human history.
Examining the evolution of the United States sincethe book chronicles the varying mood of the country through its changing. The Rise and Fall of American Growth is an analysis of American growth from to the present. It focuses especially on the unprecedented “special century” of Throughout most of human history, economic growth was basically flat or advanced very slowly/5.
This book is just not very good. I was excited to read The Rise and Fall of American Growth; it was extensively and positively reviewed and it promised to illuminate an important topic by giving extended, specific analysis.
In particular, I wanted to learn about changes in productivity over time. Instead, I first got an interminable, plodding exposition, which repeated commonly known facts ad.