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Creating a 21st Century Win-Win Economy

Creating a 21st Century Win-Win Economy

  • Author: Mark Pash
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692842393
  • Category:
  • Page: 162
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This book is about political macroeconomics which is the economic discipline that studies the overall condition and behavior of a country's economy. The size of the macroeconomic pie is unlimited. The age of scarcity is over, because the current capacity and productivity of the private sector can grow and produce all the goods and services that everyone needs as long we use proper resource conservation. We just can't produce and distribute it properly! I will describe the solutions in U.S. terms, but they apply to the global economy. Let me state this loud and clear: the macroeconomic systems of the world are in need of change! The proper macroeconomic philosophy will free the politicians from fighting about philosophy, and it will allow them to argue and compromise over the specifics of implementation. The debate between the 19th Century Laissez-faire Libertarian economics and the 20th Century Keynesian Economics has gone on long enough! Both are not complete enough to create a 21st Century Win-Win Economy. I will take the most successful parts from each philosophy and add to them the proper money creation and distribution systems. The political economic debate that continually splits our country and our leaders is a vicious cycle that can be stopped. Arguments over tax and spend (fiscal policy), and the so-called national debt are not the answer to our economic problems. Fiscal policy was not the cause of the "Great Recession," "Great Depression," or any other economic downturn; therefore, it cannot be the solution! What is the solution? I have one. The solution that I propose is nonpartisan; it is purely based on economic logic and reasoning. This book is not an exhaustive description and defense of capitalism. There are plenty of economists who have expounded on this subject. Instead, I will define Capitalism and provide the structures to reduce its major flaws. The solutions will not be about zero or limited government, but the "right" government. One of my goals is to educate our leaders and to empower the government to be a more efficient partner so we can accomplish the necessary programs to insure our future. My answers will be based on imperfect human operations, not on nonexistent human perfections. This is not a proposal to solve all the problems of mankind, just the economic ones. The book is not a proposal for some creation of Utopia or what I call "La-La Land." These are solutions that I believe we should and can do now, not in the next century. This book only covers and defends with economic reasoning and history-not on moral, fairness, political, community or social justice. These are valid points, but should not be used until an economic defense is presented. This is a solutions book written for the average citizen, but should be read by academics. In order for the book to be of reasonable length, it is not a typical academic book. It is not written in what I call "Econo-speak." I will try to keep the language easy to understand, and I will also provide a glossary. There will be mainly answers provided, with a limited amount of descriptive history, examples, footnotes, and statistics. I will refer to books and websites for you to read as a way of providing additional evidence, validation, economic reasoning and examples. Unfortunately, we cannot discuss every economic problem in detail; however, a general macroeconomic roadmap for decision making and basic solutions are provided within. These solutions are neither socialistic nor utopian. There will always be human disparity, differences and conflicts. We will still fight over operational decisions but the basic macroeconomic philosophy will be established!

Building a Win-Win World

Building a Win-Win World

Life Beyond Global Economic Warfare

  • Author: Hazel Henderson
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1609943252
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 412
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In Building a Win-Win World , world-renowned futurist Hazel Henderson extends her twenty-five years of work in economics to examine the havoc the current economic system is creating at the global level. Markets are now spreading worldwide-a spread which is often equated with the hope of democracy spreading along with it. But markets still run on old textbook models that ignore social and environmental costs-leading to a new kind of warfare: global economic warfare. Building a Win-Win World demonstrates how the global economy is unsustainable because of its negative effects on employees, families, communities, and the ecosystem. Henderson shows that win-win strategies can become the norm at every level when people see the true current and future costs of short-sighted, narrow economic policies. Henderson shows how humans are encountering the endgames of the competition/conflict paradigm, and identifies the signs of transition. Using warfare as a metaphor for the dark side of today's world economic system, she shows how both are destructive, inhumane, wasteful, irrational, inefficient, competitive, and crisis-driven. Both create more new problems than they solve. She describes how the globalization of the war system, technology, and industrialization brought the Cold War to a dead end. By the mid-1980s the global warfare paradigm had given ground to a global economic warfare which many economists, politicians, and business leaders hailed as a victory of capitalism and competitive "free markets." Yet this new type of warfare proved little better than the military warfare it was advertised to replace. By the mid-1990s global economic warfare had already reached crisis points of its own. Building a Win-Win World examines how jobs, education, health care, human rights, democratic participation, socially responsible business, and environmental protection are all sacrificed to "global competitiveness." Henderson shows many ways out of the dilemmas faced by all countries. New agreements are described to tame the global economic casino, regulate multi-national corporations, and levy fees for commercial use of global common resources-oceans, atmosphere, space, etc.-and tax their abuse. These revenues can then be invested in civilian needs and sectors worldwide. She also describes a trend toward "grassroots globalism"-citizens movements that are addressing poverty, social inequities, pollution, resource-depletion, violence, and wars. Grassroots globalism, she says, is about thinking and acting-globally and locally. It is pragmatic problem-solving, implementing local solutions that keep the planet in mind. Such social innovations can raise the ethical floor under the global playing field so that the most ethical companies and countries can win.

China's 'Peaceful Rise' in the 21st Century

China's 'Peaceful Rise' in the 21st Century

Domestic and International Conditions

  • Author: Sujian Guo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135195203X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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China's rapid development has attracted worldwide attention in recent years. The implications of China's rise, from its expanding influence and military muscle to its growing demand for energy supplies, are heatedly debated in the international community. Jintao's officially proposed concept of 'peaceful development' has become the underlying principle behind Chinese foreign policy under the fourth generation leadership. However, is 'peaceful development' possible in the broad context of domestic and international development? This comprehensive and timely study examines the conditions and challenges of China's 'peaceful rise' and addresses the central question of whether it is possible for China to 'rise peacefully' in the 21st century, bearing in mind the implications for China and the rest of the world. It is ideal as a supplementary course book in foreign policy, Asian politics and development.

Corporate Sustainability in the 21st Century

Corporate Sustainability in the 21st Century

Increasing the Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems

  • Author: Rafael Sardá,Stefano Pogutz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351720724
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 360
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Corporate sustainability needs a rethink. We have entered the human-influenced Anthropocene age, and we are witnessing accelerating changes in earth system processes. Businesses’ current initiatives, such as product innovation and pollution reduction, are not enough to combat the intensifying social-ecological challenges that face us. Corporate Sustainability in the 21st Century is an innovative new textbook which provides a fresh conceptual framework for understanding and engaging with sustainability, now and in the future – "Business In Nature." This book critically discusses key concepts and topics related to corporate sustainability, with a focus on corporate sustainability strategies and corporate value chains. Setting itself apart from existing books, it introduces ideas from global ecology and the natural sciences to provide readers with a new language for discussing business and sustainability. This book maintains an international perspective throughout, with a wealth of examples, case studies and discussion questions. It will be a valuable text for students of corporate sustainability; business, nature and society; and environmental studies, and will also be useful for managers seeking a new perspective on how being "green" can fit with business goals.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook

  • Author: Rhona C. Free
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412961424
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 1000
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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Local Economic Development in the 21st Century

Local Economic Development in the 21st Century

  • Author: Daphne T. Greenwood
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
  • ISBN: 0765628171
  • Category:
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Towards a Better Global Economy

Towards a Better Global Economy

Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century

  • Author: Franklin Allen,Jere R. Behrman,Nancy Birdsall,Shahrokh Fardoust,Dani Rodrik,Andrew Steer,Arvind Subramanian
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191035130
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
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Substantial progress in the fight against extreme poverty was made in the last two decades. But the slowdown in global economic growth and significant increases in income inequality in many developed and developing countries raise serious concerns about the continuation of this trend into the 21st century. The time has come to seriously think about how improvements in official global governance, coupled with and reinforced by rising activism of 'global citizens' can lead to welfare-enhancing and more equitable results for global citizens through better national and international policies. This book examines the factors that are most likely to facilitate the process of beneficial economic growth in low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It examines past, present, and future economic growth; demographic changes; the hyperglobalization of trade; the effect of finance on growth; climate change and resource depletion; and the sense of global citizenship and the need for global governance in order to draw longer-term implications, identify policy options for improving the lives of average citizens around the world, and make the case for the need to confront new challenges with truly global policy responses. The book documents how demographic changes, convergence, and competition are likely to bring about massive shifts in the sectoral and geographical composition of global output and employment, as the center of gravity of the global economy moves toward Asia and emerging economies elsewhere. It shows that the legacies of the 2008-09 crisis-high unemployment levels, massive excess capacities, and high debt levels-are likely to reduce the standard of living of millions of people in many countries over a long period of adjustment and that fluctuations in international trade, financial markets, and commodity prices, as well as the tendency of institutions at both the national and international level to favor the interests of the better-off and more powerful pose substantial risks for citizens of all countries. The chapters and their policy implications are intended to stimulate public interest and facilitate the exchange of ideas and policy dialogue.

Environmental Technology Initiative

Environmental Technology Initiative

FY1994 - FY1995 Projects : Removing Barriers to Innovations that Protect Public Health and the Environment

  • Author: Government Printing Office Staff,United States. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Environment protection
  • Page: 31
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Annual Editions, Economics

Annual Editions, Economics

  • Author: Don Cole
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781561340194
  • Category: Economic history
  • Page: 256
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A History of the World from the 20th to the 21st Century

A History of the World from the 20th to the 21st Century

  • Author: John Ashley Soames Grenville
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415289559
  • Category: History
  • Page: 995
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This second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes discussions on 9/11 and the second Gulf War, and takes into account the latest historical research. A comprehensive survey of the key events and personalities of this period throughout the world, it includes discussion on topics such as: the rivalry between European nations from 1900–1914 the Depression and the rise of Fascism during the 1920s and 1930s the global impact of the Cold War decolonization and its effects the continuing conflict in the Middle East. A History of the World provides a fascinating and authoritative account of the world since 1900, for general readers and students of world history alike.