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Book Bits: 3 October 2020

When More Is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency
Roger L. Martin
Summary via publisher (Harvard U. Press)
Growth in the economic prosperity of the average American family has slowed to a crawl, while the wealth of the richest Americans has skyrocketed. This imbalance threatens the American democratic capitalist system and our way of life. In this bracing yet constructive book, world-renowned business thinker Roger Martin starkly outlines the fundamental problem: We have treated the economy as a machine, pursuing ever-greater efficiency as an inherent good. But efficiency has become too much of a good thing.

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