Slouching Toward Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century
Published by Hachette Book Group (Basic Books)
Year: 2023
From the jury: Slouching toward Utopia is a gripping account of the economic and social dreams of Western countries in the 20th and early 21st centuries. J. Bradford DeLong tells a compelling story of flawed decision-making that failed to realize promise and left so many frustrated and open to easy and risky solutions. “Slouching” refers not only to the speed of our progress but also to our gait! How we get where we want to go is as pertinent to our times as the speed or degree of progress that we’ve made. This book enriches our understanding of the profound domestic and global forces that have shaped our societies.