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- DescriptionDespite Canada's ecomic success over the past thirty years, the country's ranking in productivity has continued to decline when compared to other industrialized nations. Ecomic experts and pundits repeatedly call for means of improving productivity, arguing that it is the lynchpin to prosperity. However, there is growing evidence to the contrary. In Productivity and Prosperity, Karen Foster zeroes in on the paradox of productivity: that it is the key to ecomic prosperity and yet its connection to well-being and median incomes has all but disappeared. Drawing together three case studies including the development of Statistics Canada, the National Productivity Council, and the evolution of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Foster argues that there is a 'productivist regime' guiding policy development in Canada and abroad. By analyzing and critiquing the inherent assumptions of productivism the author destabilizes the myth that ecomic growth is essential for quality of life.
- Author BiographyKaren Foster is Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada and an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.
- Author(s)Karen R. Foster
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication20/09/2016
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Weight470 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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