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The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

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The Power of a Single Number: A Political History of GDP

Philipp Lepenies

Widely used since the mid-twentieth century, GDP (gross domestic product) has become the world’s most powerful statistical indicator of national development and progress. Practically all governments adhere to the idea that GDP growth is a primary economic target, and while criticism of this measure has grown, neither its champions nor its detractors deny its central importance in our political culture ... Read more

 

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