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Economies beyond economics

MASS FLOURISHING How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge and Change Edmund Phelps Princeton University Press; pp. 378 Mass Flourishing is a deceptive title for a remarkable book. It covers several centuries of thought; has a range that moves from economics into politics, literature and philosophy; places short-term events on a long timeline; helps understand the implications of patchwork policies over the fabric of economies. The book engages with the concept of a "modern economy". How do we achieve happiness and a just and equitable society? The process of ...