Abstract: How economic and social progress is and should be measured, confronting widespread misconceptions about debt and deficit, government spending and taxes, unemployment and inflation, foreign investment, and foreign trade.
Keywords: book review, economics, national debt, trade deficit, budget deficit, tax and spend, unemployment, inflation, foreign investment, United States economic conditions.
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Title: The Misunderstood Economy; What Counts and how to Count It
Author: Robert Eisner
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press
Date Published: April 1994
ISBN: 087584443x
LOCN: HC106.8.E45 1994
Dewey: 330.973 20
Pages: 222
Footnotes: 113
Figures: 16
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Chapter 1: What's It All About?

Chapter 2: Measuring Economic Welfare

Chapter 3: Saving for a Brighter Day

Chapter 4: Poor-Mouthing the United States -- The United States in the World

Chapter 5: Sense and Nonsense about Budget Deficits

Chapter 6: Helping Baby and Grandma: Myths about Social Security and Other Intergenerational Transfers

Chapter 7: More Misunderstandings and Myths: Money and Inflation

Chapter 8: The Greatest Misconception of All: Natural Unemployment

Chapter 9: What's to Be Done?


Author:        Eisner, Robert.
Title:         The misunderstood economy : what counts and how
                  to count it / Robert Eisner.
Published:     Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business School Press,
Description:   xv, 222 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   HC106.8.E45 1994
Dewey No.:     330.973 20
ISBN:          087584443X (alk. paper) : $22.95
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subjects:      United States -- Economic conditions -- 1981-
               Economics -- United States.
Control No.:   93031481 


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