Book notes: GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, by Diane Coyle


Diane Coyle, GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, Princeton University Press, 2014, 168 pages

It is perhaps the highest accolade an acronym or initialism can hope for: to be used without the need for expansion or explanation. And it is a select group that can make this claim. To be sure, your reviewer writes this sentence fairly confident that his editorial colleagues will not feel the need to spell out scuba or laser. In the world of central banking, replete as it is with uppercase shorthand

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