Concrete Economics

Concrete Economics

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Cohen, Stephen S. | Bradford DeLong, J. Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation, 2016 Audio summary available
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A nation’s economy does not become robust organically—it requires deliberate, thoughtful guidance. InHarvard Business Review Press's Concrete Economics, Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong argue that in order for a nation to intelligently redesign its economic future, it must first examine its past. To that end, the authors provide an in-depth history of the American economy from the Revolutionary War through the Great Recession of 2008. By examining and identifying the elements of the nation’s most successful economic systems, the authors conclude that effective economic policies are concrete and pragmatic—not ideological and abstract.