Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems Review

Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it.

Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC. The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable.

In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect and show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of the day. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.

Title:Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems
Edition Language:English

Enjoy the book review !

    Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems Reviews

  • Jean

    This book is written by a husband and wife team who just won the Nobel Prize in Economics.The book is well written and researched. In fact, it is surprisingly easy to read and understand for a lay per...

  • Jason Furman

    This book has a huge amount of good economics. It surveys a wide range of areas: labor, tax, growth, politics, immigration, trade, and generally provides up-to-date discussions of some of the latest l...

  • Thomas Rososchansky

    Uhhhh yeah good I guess...

  • Ryan Boissonneault

    Aristotle warned us against expecting more precision from a subject than it allows. As Aristotle wrote, “for it is the mark of an educated mind to seek only so much exactness in each type of inquiry...

  • Veronica

    The old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum all manner of morbid symptoms appear.Gramsci- An influx of new workers will shift the demand curve right since the newcomers spend mone...

  • Marks54

    This is a book by the two most recent winners of the Nobel Prize for economics. They are husband and wife and they have made their careers by studying economics largely among poor people (a southern r...

  • Anandh Sundar

    The book gives anecdotes from RCT(randomized trials) and research papers, to provide their supposedly objective view on how to perceive economics's impact on those adversely impacted by globzliation. ...

  • Saffron

    Tackles all the big issues of our time (inequality, immigration, globalisation, automation, economic growth, poverty, discrimination, trade). Debunks a substantial number of myths and provides evidenc...

  • Ietrio

    How Evolution has generated Intelligent Design from the religious crowd, this is the apologetics of the Big Brother. Of course everyone will be better, in Heavens of course....

  • Rahul  Adusumilli

    Couple of chapters, like the one on growth, are really really good. Rest are merely good. For a book whose motto is “Mostly, what is clear is that we don’t know and have no way to find out other t...