HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Growing Public : Social Spending and…
Loading...

Growing Public : Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth… (edition 2004)

by Peter H. Lindert

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
382431,667 (3.75)None
Member:Geoffr
Title:Growing Public : Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century, vol. 1
Authors:Peter H. Lindert
Info:Cambridge University Press (2004), Paperback
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:public finance, Socialism, European history, social welfare, American history, Australian history, new, read

Work details

Growing Public: Volume 1, The Story: Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century by Peter H. Lindert

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 2 of 2
The author argues that social spending has contributed to economic growth, not inhibited it, and goes through the historical evidence for this thesis in some detail. It's a bit of a terse book, perhaps, but certainly a good counter-weapon against those who promote the maximally free market economy as the most reasonable alternative.
  thcson | Sep 13, 2010 |
Explores the links between economic growth and social policies that redistribute income.
  Ecoleader |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521529166, Paperback)

Peter Lindert inquires as to whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth. Although taxes and transfers have been debated for centuries, only recently have we been able to obtain a clear view of the evolution of social spending. Lindert argues that, contrary to the intuition of many economists and the ideology of many politicians, social spending has contributed to, rather than inhibited, economic growth. Peter Lindert is a prize-winning researcher and teacher at the University of California-Davis where he serves as President of the Economic History Association and as Co-Editor of its journal. His textbooks in international economics have been translated into at least eight other languages, and he has previously taught at the University of Essex, Harvard University, Moscow State University, and University of Wisconsin.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:32 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.75)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 1
4 1
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 131,674,632 books! | Top bar: Always visible