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The Cost Disease

Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't


Συγγραφέας: Baumol William J.
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300198157
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 288
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Cost Disease"

Why are the costs of health care and higher education rising so dramatically? How can we keep them affordable for lower- and middle-income American families? The exploding cost of health care in the United States is a source of widespread alarm. Similarly, the upward spiral of college tuition fees is cause for serious concern. In this concise and illuminating book, the well-known economist William J. Baumol explores the causes of these seemingly intractable problems and offers a surprisingly simple explanation. Baumol identifies the "cost disease" as a major source of rapidly rising costs in service sectors of the economy. Once we understand that disease, he explains, effective responses become apparent. Baumol presents his analysis with characteristic clarity, tracing the fast-rising prices of health care and education in the United States and other major industrial nations, then examining the underlying causes, which have to do with the nature of providing labor-intensive services. The news is good, Baumol reassures us, because the nature of the disease is such that society will be able to afford the rising costs.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Baumol William J.
Κατηγορία: οικονομικά
ISBN: 9780300198157
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 18/10/2013
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 288
Συντελεστές: Contributions by: David de Ferranti, Contributions by: Monte Malach, Contributions by: Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Contributions by: Hilary Tabish, Contributions by: Lilian Gomory Wu
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 298 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 20 b-w illus.

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