Slow Boring Book Club: Slouching Toward Utopia
Join us for a conversation with economic historian Brad Delong
You’re invited to join us Thursday, October 13 at 8:30pm Eastern for our second Slow Boring Book Club, an event exclusively for paid subscribers.
We’ll be joined by Brad Delong, economic historian and professor of economics, to discuss his new book Slouching Toward Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century.
You can purchase the book online or at your local bookstore.
The event will feature a conversation between Matt and Brad, followed by an audience Q&A. Register to join us!
About the book
Before 1870, humanity lived in dire poverty, with a slow crawl of invention offset by a growing population. Then came a great shift: invention sprinted forward, doubling our technological capabilities each generation and utterly transforming the economy again and again. Our ancestors would have presumed we would have used such powers to build utopia. But it was not so. When 1870–2010 ended, the world instead saw global warming; economic depression, uncertainty, and inequality; and broad rejec…
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