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.
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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: List of illustrationsintroductionFamily treesChronological TableAbbreviationsBiographical Section 1. Before battle: Owen's life prior to enlistment in 1915Early life and education 1893-1911Dunsden 1911-13Bordeaux2. During the warEnlistment and training 1915-16Into battleCraiglockhartScarborough and Ripon. Return to the Front3. AfterwardsFamily mattersThe publication of the poemsMourning and the process of regenerationCultural and Historical Background 1. The drift to war 1890s-1914Children in uniformThe ideology of sacrifice2. The course of the war in outline from a British point of viewTotal war and the manipulation of the 'truth'3. Images- the artist and truth4. The poetry of the Great War down to 19175. The Peace party and Siegfried Sassoon6. Owen's mature position about the warCritical Survey The art of Owen's poetryThe text and order of the poemsInfluences 1. KeatsFirst publications'Song of Songs''Miners'Influences 2. Tennyson'Hospital Barge''Futility'Influences 3. Shelley'Wheels' (1919)'Strange Meeting'Fragment: 'Earth's wheels run oiled with blood'New Inspirations 1. Sassoon'The Sentry''Poems' (1920)'Exposure'The gates of modernism'The Poems of Wilfred Owen' (1931)'The Roads Also''The Kind Ghosts'Religion and humanity'At a Calvary near the Ancre'Reference Section Biographical sectionInformation about friends and contemporariesGazetteerFurther ReadingIndex. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0300179286
Descrizione libro Yale Univ Pr, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 272 pages. 8.50x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0300179286
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0300179286
Descrizione libro Yale University Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110300179286