Books written by Lorenzo Fioramonti

The World After GDP

Polity | March 27, 2017 | 240 pages
GDP is supposed to be the supreme measure of growth and progress worldwide. Yet the financial crisis, the depletion of non-renewable energy resources and climate change show that it is fundamentally flawed. While the end of GDP may sound like a nightmare to staunch defenders of neoliberal... More Info

How Numbers Rule the World

February 4, 2014 | 272 pages
Numbers dominate global politics and as a result our everyday lives. Credit ratings steer financial markets and can make or break the future of entire nations. GDP drives our economies. Stock market indices flood our media and national debates. Statistical calculations define how we deal with... More Info

Gross Domestic Problem

Zed Books | February 26, 2013 | 224 pages
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is arguably the most well-known statistic in the contemporary world. It drives government policy and sets priorities in a variety of vital social fields - from schooling to healthcare. Yet this it has come to be regarded by many as a "problem." Does our quality of life... More Info