Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change by Edmund S. PhelpsIn this book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Edmund Phelps draws on a lifetime of thinking to make a sweeping new argument about what makes nations prosper--and why the sources of that prosperity are under threat today. Why did prosperity explode in some nations between the 1820s and 1960s, creating not just unprecedented material wealth but flourishing--meaningful work, self-expression, and personal growth for more people than ever before? Phelps makes the case that the wellspring of this flourishing was modern values such as the desire to create, explore, and meet challenges. These values fueled the grassroots dynamism that was necessary for widespread, indigenous innovation. Most innovation wasnt driven by a few isolated visionaries like Henry Ford and Steve Jobs; rather, it was driven by millions of people empowered to think of, develop, and market innumerable new products and processes, and improvements to existing ones. Mass flourishing--a combination of material well-being and the good life in a broader sense--was created by this mass innovation.
Yet indigenous innovation and flourishing weakened decades ago. In America, evidence indicates that innovation and job satisfaction have decreased since the late 1960s, while postwar Europe has never recaptured its former dynamism. The reason, Phelps argues, is that the modern values underlying the modern economy are under threat by a resurgence of traditional, corporatist values that put the community and state over the individual. The ultimate fate of modern values is now the most pressing question for the West: will Western nations recommit themselves to modernity, grassroots dynamism, indigenous innovation, and widespread personal fulfillment, or will we go on with a narrowed innovation that limits flourishing to a few?
A book of immense practical and intellectual importance, Mass Flourishing is essential reading for anyone who cares about the sources of prosperity and the future of the West.
Italian for kids - Numbers from 1 to 10 – Numeri da 1 a 10
Language overview Italian italiano is a romance language from the Indo-European family. Numbers from zero to ten are specific words, namely zero , uno , due , tre , quattro , cinque , sei , sette , otto , nove , and dieci . From eleven to sixteen, numbers are formed from the root of the digit followed by ten: undici , dodici , tredici , quattordici , quindici , and sedici . From seventeen to nineteen, the order is reversed, as the unit is put directly after the ten: diciassette , diciotto , and diciannove . The tens have specific names based on the matching digit root except for ten and twenty: dieci , venti , trenta , quaranta , cinquanta , sessanta , settanta , ottanta , and novanta . Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing the ten and the unit, causing an apocope of the last vowel of the ten name before a digit starting with a vowel, i.
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The numbers venti , trenta , quaranta , cinquanta , and so on drop the final vowel when combined with uno - 1 and otto - 8. A: Fa caldo oggi! Quanti gradi ci sono? Back in the old days, before the euro's arrival in Italy, you could pay a few thousand lire for admission to a museum or for a cappuccino and biscotti. During that time, tourists needed to know more than just the numbers up to to get around. Lucky for you, lire are history, but learning numbers greater than will still prove useful, particularly when talking about years or the prices for any couture items. For instance, il primo is the first course on a menu and il secondo is the second course, so pay attention to articles.