Coverart for item
The Resource Untangling the USA : the cost of complexity and what can be done about it, Etienne Deffarges

Untangling the USA : the cost of complexity and what can be done about it, Etienne Deffarges

Label
Untangling the USA : the cost of complexity and what can be done about it
Title
Untangling the USA
Title remainder
the cost of complexity and what can be done about it
Statement of responsibility
Etienne Deffarges
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Complex systems are an inevitable part of business and socio-economic structures. We reach a breaking point, however, when social and organizational structures become cumbersome, and unintelligible as well. Entire new systems need to be constructed just to manage this complexity, with questionable or negative value to society at large. The outcome is high costs, poor results, deepening social inequality, and the erosion of public trust. Wholesale changes must be contemplated. This is particularly true in the USA today, where complexity is piled upon complexity in a number of critical sectors, such as health care, energy, finance, and government. The author takes a common, broad-based, and analytical approach to some of the most complicated issues facing the US today. He examines the costs of complexity through a wide-angle lens, provides analysis of the root causes involved, and explains what is necessary to improve results and lower costs. The ever-increasing level of complexity in the US is compared to that in other developed economies, and also to the country's own history. These contrasting paths are used to propose alternative approaches and new solutions. Beyond analyzing how incredibly complex socio-economic systems have emerged in recent years in the US, the author steps back, reflects on the fundamental values of this country, and offers a number of actionable proposals to improve the lives of all American citizens"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Deffarges, Etienne
Dewey number
330.973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC106.84
LC item number
.D43 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Business enterprises
  • Business enterprises
  • Economic history
  • United States
Label
Untangling the USA : the cost of complexity and what can be done about it, Etienne Deffarges
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sports -- Health care -- Electricity and utilities -- Finance -- Taxation -- Laws and regulations -- A winning history of simple tools -- Technology defeats complexity...sometimes -- How did we get here? -- Proposed solutions to improve our lives
Control code
1035214928
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 354 pages
Isbn
9780815363347
Lccn
2018003757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028386416
System control number
(OCoLC)1035214928
Label
Untangling the USA : the cost of complexity and what can be done about it, Etienne Deffarges
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sports -- Health care -- Electricity and utilities -- Finance -- Taxation -- Laws and regulations -- A winning history of simple tools -- Technology defeats complexity...sometimes -- How did we get here? -- Proposed solutions to improve our lives
Control code
1035214928
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 354 pages
Isbn
9780815363347
Lccn
2018003757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028386416
System control number
(OCoLC)1035214928

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...