The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

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Product Details

Price
$20.00
Publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.33 X 8.0 X 0.87 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812973037

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About the Author

GREGG EASTERBROOK is a senior editor of The New Republic, a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, a visiting fellow in economics at the Brookings Institution, and a columnist for ESPN.com. He is the author of six books, including A Moment on the Earth, a New York Times and American Library Association Notable Book. He has also been a contributing editor at Newsweek and an editor of The Washington Monthly. He lives in Maryland and can be reached via the Internet at www.greggeasterbrook.com.

Reviews

"The Progress Paradox raises some provocative questions. . . . This is a book meant to challenge left and right-keep both sides off balance. . . . A welcome antidote to the demagoguery prevalent in political discussion today."
-Los Angeles Times

"Well-constructed, civic-minded . . . full of compelling statistics and anecdotes . . . a convincing case for good cheer."
-The New York Times Book Review

"Lively . . . combines a vast amount of scholarly research and reporting to generate a thoughtful, sustained argument."
-BusinessWeek

"Utterly engaging . . . There are surprises all through it, and some startling refutations of conventional wisdoms."
-Baltimore Sun

"With the lively wit and contrarian insight that is a regular feature of his articles in The New Republic . . . Mr. Easterbrook offers a bracing reminder of what is too often forgotten but difficult to deny: In the West in the past fifty years, life has gotten steadily better."
-The Wall Street Journal

"Excellent."
-The Economist

Fascinating. . . may well be this fall's version of The Tipping Point."
-Seattle Post-Intelligencer