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The economic transformation of the United States, 1950-2000 : focusing on the technological revolution, the service sector expansion, and the cultural, ideological, and demographic changes /
George Kozmetsky and Piyu Yue.
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West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2005.
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xxv, 493 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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1557533431 (alk. paper)
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West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2005.
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1557533431 (alk. paper)
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5396734
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-488) and index.
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From the perspective of their extensive, successful business and academic experience, the authors (Kozmetsky d. 2003) present a profuse analysis of the US economic transformation resulting from the technological revolution that began in the mid-1970s. They emphasize the role of information technology in creating an economy centered on services arising from knowledge-technology innovations. They also attribute this period's great wealth and prosperity to the US's institutional framework, which permits the release of the aspirations and energies of its people, abetted by a supportive political and moral-cultural system. The authors' optimistic outlook for the US economy is also based on demographic factors including higher fertility rates and population growth compared with other developed nations; the rising educational achievements of the US workforce; the shift to massive service consumption; and the expansion of financial services industries that help facilitate transitions. The authors assert that future US economic growth can only temporarily be interrupted, in view of a flexible, skilled, and innovative labor force. Dense and prolix, much of this book draws from the authors' earlier work. However, its abundant charts and tables (though most data end in 1999) will be useful to those studying economic growth. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Research and professional collections. H. I. Liebling emeritus, Lafayette College
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The authors offer a detailed analysis of US economic transformation in the last 50 years, including the principal drivers for economic growth, US demographic transformation, and the changing sector structure of the US economy.
Main Description
This book provides a detailed analysis of U.S. economic transformation in the last 50 years, including the principal drivers for economic growth, U.S. demographic transformation, and the changing sector structure of the U.S. economy. Economic Transformati
Main Description
This book provides a detailed analysis of U.S. economic transformation in the last 50 years, including the principal drivers for economic growth, U.S. demographic transformation, and the changing sector structure of the U.S. economy. Economic Transformation of the United States, 1950-2000 , provides contemporary and historical contexts to illustrate how technological innovation and the changing American ideology play a role in the process of U.S. economic transformation. It describes the services sector in which one set of service industries is indentified as ""wealth providers"" and another set as ""job providers.""
Main Description
This book provides a detailed analysis of U.S. economic transformation in the last 50 years, including the principal drivers for economic growth, U.S. demographic transformation, and the changing sector structure of the U.S. economy. Economic Transformation of the United States, 1950-2000 , provides contemporary and historiĀ­cal contexts to illustrate how technological innovation and the changing American ideology play a role in the process of U.S. economic transformation. It describes the services sector in which one set of service industries is indentified as ""wealth providers"" and another set as ""job providers.""
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This book provides a detailed analysts of U.S. economic transformation in the last 50 years, including the principal drivers for economic growth, U.S. demographic transformation, and the changing sector structure of the U.S. economy. "Economic Transformation of the United States, 1950-2000, provides contemporary and historical contexts to illustrate how technological innovation and the changing American ideology play a role in the process of U.S. economic transformation. It describes the services sector in which one set of service industries is indentified as "wealth providers" and another set as "job providers."
Table of Contents
Two principal drivers for U.S. economic transformation
Theoretical perspectives on economic transformation
Performance of the U.S. economy
World oil price and its effect on the U.S. economy
U.S. population estimates and projections
U.S. population in the post transitional period
The intellectual quality of the U.S. population
Increasing personal income and increasing inequality
The "creative and innovative class"
The changing aggregate demand of the U.S. economy
The evolution of sectors in the U.S. economy
Transformation from financial turbulence to financial engineering
Changing portfolio of American households' assets
Transformation of U.S. stock markets
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