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The end of economic growth

The extraordinary technological innovations of the past century are unlikely to be repeated

By Robert J Gordon   February 2016

Silicon Valley, where many believe that "software is eating the world." But have we, as Robert Gordon argues, already had the best of the revolution?

Read Lawrence Summer’s review of Gordon’s book here

This article is an edited extract from “The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The US Standard of Living since the Civil War”, Princeton University Press  

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