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Economic Dignity

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9781984879875
Publisher: Penguin Press
Language: English
Page Count: 364
Publication Date: 4/28/2020
Size: 9.16" l x 6.24" w x 1.30"
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From one of our wisest and most influential economic thinkers, the only person to serve as chief White House economic adviser under two presidents, a profound big-picture vision of why the promotion of dignity should be the singular end goal by which we chart America's economic future.

When Gene Sperling was in charge of coordinating economic policy in the Obama White House, he found himself surprised when serious people in Washington told him that the Obama focus on health care was a distraction because it was “not focused on the economy.” How, he asked, was the fear felt by millions of Americans of being one serious illness away from financial ruin not considered an economic issue? Too often, Sperling found that we measured economic success by metrics like GDP instead of whether the economy was succeeding in lifting up the sense of meaning, purpose, fulfillment, and security of people.

In Economic Dignity, Sperling frames the way forward in a time of wrenching change and offers a vision of an economy whose guiding light is the promotion of dignity for all Americans.

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