Our elusive quest for prosperity

Our elusive quest for prosperity
Author : David Castells-Quintana
Publisher : Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Total Pages : 166
Release : 2021-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9788449098772
ISBN 13 : 8449098777
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We all want to have a prosperous life. We want to be happy. The pursuit of prosperity has indeed been a long quest for the human race. But what does it mean to be prosperous? Is it having material possessions such as clothes, furniture and electrical appliances? Or jewellery, cars and property? We want a vast range of things. We also crave new experiences, whether it’s playing sport, going to the cinema or traveling to new places. And we usually want it all; the more the better. And often, all is not enough. In 'Our Elusive Quest for Prosperity', David Castells-Quintana brings together, in a brief and easy-to-read book, centuries of economic thought: from the ideas of past empires and civilizations, the economic thinking of medieval times, the lessons of classical economists, Marxism, neoclassical economics and Keynesianism, to the neoliberal revolution and the most important contributions of modern times. All to help us understand the meaning of true wealth, the way we collectively work to achieve it, and the challenges we face in our elusive quest for shared prosperity and individual welfare.

Our elusive quest for prosperity
Language: es
Pages: 166
Authors: David Castells-Quintana
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-22 - Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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Our elusive quest for prosperity
Language: en
Pages: 166
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Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-22 - Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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