How Much Is Enough
The Love Of Money, And The Case For The Good Life
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The Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life. In the 1930s, Keynes predicted that, over the next century, income would rise steadily, basic needs would be met and no one would have to work more than 15 hours a week. Why was he wrong? Robert and Edward Skidelsky argue that wealth is not - or shouldn't be - an end in itself but a means to 'the good life'. Tracing the concept from Aristotle to today, they show how far modern life has strayed from that ideal. They reject the idea of a single measure of human progress - whether GDP or happiness, and instead describe the seven elements which, they argue, make up the good life and the policies that could realize them.