The Rise and Fall of American Growth


bn-lz627_gordon_fr_20160106185410The adoption of the smartphone since 2003 has been extremely rapid, and same for the tablet since 2010. The spread of the television was even faster, and fastest of any device (or appliance) in history. When WWII ended there were only tens of thousands of privately owned TV sets. By 1950, 9% of households owned one. By the early ’60s TV was in 90% of homes. If you find facts like these interesting and revealing, you will appreciate “The Rise and Fall of American Growth” by Robert Gordon, as I do, for the treasure it is. This book has added, timely attribute because its soporific effect is quite potent. I’m just mentioning in case one has had trouble sleeping lately.

Nicole Charbonnet


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