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Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren 75 Years after: A Global Perspective


Zilibotti, Fabrizio (2007). Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren 75 Years after: A Global Perspective. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 344, University of Zurich.

Abstract

In the heart of the Great Crisis, amidst great uncertainty and concerns surrounding the future of capitalism, John Maynard Keynes launched his optimistic prophecy that growth and technological change would allow mankind to solve its economic problem within ancentury. He envisioned a world where people would work much less and be less oppressednby the satisfaction of material needs. To what extent have his predictions turned out to benaccurate? This essays attempts to provide some answers.

Abstract

In the heart of the Great Crisis, amidst great uncertainty and concerns surrounding the future of capitalism, John Maynard Keynes launched his optimistic prophecy that growth and technological change would allow mankind to solve its economic problem within ancentury. He envisioned a world where people would work much less and be less oppressednby the satisfaction of material needs. To what extent have his predictions turned out to benaccurate? This essays attempts to provide some answers.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scope:Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Language:English
Date:December 2007
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:47
Last Modified:13 Mar 2024 14:56
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
OA Status:Green
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:5427