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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 'A near miracle' Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism According to the economy, we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn't it feel that way? The Growth Delusion explores how we prioritise growth maximisation without stopping to think about the costs. So much of what is important to our well-being, from safe streets to sound minds, lies outside the purview of statistics. In a book that is both thought-provoking and entertaining, David Pilling argues that our steadfast loyalty to growth is…mehr

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 'A near miracle' Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism According to the economy, we have never been wealthier or happier. So why doesn't it feel that way? The Growth Delusion explores how we prioritise growth maximisation without stopping to think about the costs. So much of what is important to our well-being, from safe streets to sound minds, lies outside the purview of statistics. In a book that is both thought-provoking and entertaining, David Pilling argues that our steadfast loyalty to growth is informing misguided policies, and proposes different criteria for measuring our success.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Trade; Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 367903
  • Erscheinungstermin: 7. Februar 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 128mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 248g
  • ISBN-13: 9781408893746
  • ISBN-10: 1408893746
  • Artikelnr.: 53786389
Autorenporträt
Pilling, David
David Pilling has been a prize-winning reporter and editor with the Financial Times for twenty-five years. Throughout most of his career he has been a foreign correspondent and has worked and reported from Asia to America and from Africa to Latin America. Currently the Africa editor for the Financial Times, he was previously the Asia editor, running coverage across the continent, while for the past decade, he has also been one of the newspaper's featured columnists. He has conducted dozens of interviews with world leaders, business executives, economists, artists and novelists from around the world.

He is the winner of several journalistic prizes, including Best Commentator prize by the Society of Publishers in Asia in both 2011 and 2012 and Best Foreign Commentator for 2011 in the UK's Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards for coverage of China, Japan and Pakistan. His first book, Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival (Allen Lane, 2014), received outstanding reviews. David Pilling lives in London but travels frequently to Africa.

@davidpilling
Rezensionen
A most thoughtful and profound philosophical reflection on how we live our lives, organise our societies and shape the future of humanity. It should be compulsory reading for everyone who is interested in making the world a better place Ha-Joon Chang, author of '23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism'