Ferraris for all: In defence of economic progress (Paperback)
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Ferraris for all: In defence of economic progress (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 14/03/2012
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The growth of the economy and the spread of prosperity are increasingly seen as problematic rather than positive - a trend Daniel Ben-Ami has termed 'growth scepticism'. Prosperity is accused of encourage greed, damaging the environment, causing unhappiness and widening social inequalities. Ferraris for all: A defence of economic progress is a rejoinder to the growth sceptics. Using examples from a range of countries, including the US, the author argues that society as a whole benefits from greater affluence. Action is needed - but to increase abundance and spread it worldwide, not to limit prosperity, as the sceptics would have it. The lively and provocative hardback edition was published to widespread coverage in 2010, and triggered debate and dissent in equal measure.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847423450
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Ben-Ami's thinking and writing is spotlessly clear but unbendingly hard.......he makes a formidable, controversial case." GetAbstract
"A good-humoured and spirited case for continued economic growth." Financial Times
"Mighty controversial, yet sublimely convincing. If you seek a fresh take on an argument that has been with us for a while, then it is well worth your own while to pick this book up." Gaurav Sharma, review on amazon.co.uk
"Growth is one of the great issues of our time. Its benefits are manifest and anybody arguing against it will have to take on Ben-Ami's core opinions." Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times
"..an attractively readable, succinct and closely-argued optimistic exposition." Society of Business Economists
"The global financial crisis has produced a fresh outpouring of growth scepticism: the idea that we would all be better off in a world without economic growth. Daniel Ben-Ami has provided a timely and thought-provoking reminder of why we need growth and the benefits that it brings." David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times "Daniel Ben-Ami is an important voice for reason and fact in our current economic debates. His book is a probing contribution to understanding the decisive way that economic growth helps everyone everywhere on the social ladder. Ben-Ami's style is incisive and entertaining, his argument crucial to understanding our present economic plight." Denis Dutton, Editor, Arts & Letters Daily

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