The Cost of Living

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Economic Committee. Subcommittee on Consumer Economics

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cost and standard of living

Page: 310

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The Theory of the Cost-of-living Index

Author: Robert A. Pollak

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195058704

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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These twelve papers--four previously unpublished--by a leading economist explore the theory of the cost-of-living index.

The Gift of European Thought and the Cost of Living

Author: Vassos Argyrou

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782380183

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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European thought is often said to be a gift to the rest of the world, but what if there is no gift as such? What if there is only an economy where every giving is also a taking, and every taking is also a giving? This book extends the question of economies by making a case for an "economy of thought" and a "political economy." It argues that all thinking and doing presupposes taking, and therefore giving, as the price to pay for taking; or that there exists a "cost of living," which renders the idea of free thinking and living untenable. The argument is developed against the Enlightenment directive to think for oneself as the means of becoming autonomous and shows that this "light," given to the rest of the world as a gift, turns out to be nothing.