The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern Work was Created

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July 12, 2010


Electronic book text, 432 pages

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0071760806 / 9780071760805

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Main description

    “Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed.” John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group

    Bernstein is widely respected as author of the bestseller, The Intelligent Asset Allocator

    Identifies and explains the four conditions necessary for human progress

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction;Section I - The Sources of Growth; Chapter 1. A Hypothesis of Wealth; Chapter 2. Property; Chapter 3. Reason; Chapter 4. Capital; Chapter 5. Power, Speed, and Light; Chapter 6. Synthesis of Growth; Section II: Nations; Chapter 7. The Winners-Holland and England; Chapter 8. Runners-Up; Chapter 9. The Last; Section III: Consequences; Chapter 10. God, Culture, Mammon, and the Hedonic Treadmill; Chapter 11. The Great Trade-Off; Chapter 12. Mammon and Mars; Chapter 13. The End of Growth?; Chapter 14. When, Where, and Whither

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About the Authors
William J. Bernstein is the editor of the quarterly asset allocation journal Efficient Frontier, founder of the popular website, and a principal in Efficient Frontier Advisors. He is often quoted in national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Money, and Forbes.

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