The Case for Big Government

Author: Jeff Madrick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834808

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Political conservatives have long believed that the best government is a small government. But if this were true, noted economist Jeff Madrick argues, the nation would not be experiencing stagnant wages, rising health care costs, increasing unemployment, and concentrations of wealth for a narrow elite. In this perceptive and eye-opening book, Madrick proves that an engaged government--a big government of high taxes and wise regulations--is necessary for the social and economic answers that Americans desperately need in changing times. He shows that the big governments of past eras fostered greatness and prosperity, while weak, laissez-faire governments marked periods of corruption and exploitation. The Case for Big Government considers whether the government can adjust its current policies and set the country right. Madrick explains why politics and economics should go hand in hand; why America benefits when the government actively nourishes economic growth; and why America must reject free market orthodoxy and adopt ambitious government-centered programs. He looks critically at today's politicians--at Republicans seeking to revive nineteenth-century principles, and at Democrats who are abandoning the pioneering efforts of the Great Society. Madrick paints a devastating portrait of the nation's declining social opportunities and how the economy has failed its workers. He looks critically at today's politicians and demonstrates that the government must correct itself to address these serious issues. A practical call to arms, The Case for Big Government asks for innovation, experimentation, and a willingness to fail. The book sets aside ideology and proposes bold steps to ensure the nation's vitality.

The Economic digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Economics Rules

Why Economics Works, When It Fails, and How to Tell the Difference

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198736894

Category: Economic policy

Page: 176

View: 1359

The economics profession has become a favourite punching bag in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Economists are widely reviled and their influence derided by the general public. Yet their services have never been in greater demand. To unravel the paradox, we need to understand both the strengths and weaknesses of economics. This book offers both a defence and critique of economics. Economists' way of thinking about social phenomena has greatadvantages. But the flexible, contextual nature of economics is also its Achilles' heel in the hands of clumsy practitioners.

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commerce

Page: N.A

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The General

Charles De Gaulle and the France He Saved

Author: Jonathan Fenby

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1620878054

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 707

View: 1742

This biography of the former president of France describes his life and career fighting for the country that he loved, in the trenches of World War I, against the Nazi threat in World War II and during a decolonization war in Algeria. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Christian Economics for the Philippines'

Developmental Ideology, Your Best Reason for Joining Politics

Author: Bal Cordero Falcone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 163

View: 9650

How Asia Works

Success and Failure In the World's Most Dynamic Region

Author: Joe Studwell

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802193471

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3336

“A good read for anyone who wants to understand what actually determines whether a developing economy will succeed” (Bill Gates, “Top 5 Books of the Year”). An Economist Best Book of the Year from a reporter who has spent two decades in the region, and who The Financial Times said “should be named chief myth-buster for Asian business.” In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills his extensive research into the economies of nine countries—Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and China—into an accessible, readable narrative that debunks Western misconceptions, shows what really happened in Asia and why, and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished. Studwell’s in-depth analysis focuses on three main areas: land policy, manufacturing, and finance. Land reform has been essential to the success of Asian economies, giving a kick-start to development by utilizing a large workforce and providing capital for growth. With manufacturing, industrial development alone is not sufficient, Studwell argues. Instead, countries need “export discipline,” a government that forces companies to compete on the global scale. And in finance, effective regulation is essential for fostering, and sustaining growth. To explore all of these subjects, Studwell journeys far and wide, drawing on fascinating examples from a Philippine sugar baron’s stifling of reform to the explosive growth at a Korean steel mill. “Provocative . . . How Asia Works is a striking and enlightening book . . . A lively mix of scholarship, reporting and polemic.” —The Economist

The Economics of Salmon Aquaculture

Author: Frank Asche,Trond Bjorndal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119993377

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

View: 1556

First published in 1990, The Economics of Salmon Aquaculture was the first book to systematically analyse the salmon aquaculture industry, from both a market and production perspective. Since publication of the first edition of this book, the salmon aquaculture industry has grown at a phenomenal rate, with salmon now being consumed in more than 100 countries worldwide. This second edition of a very popular and successful book brings the reader right up to date with all the major current issues pertaining to salmon aquaculture. Commencing with an overview of the production process in aquaculture, the following chapters provide in-depth coverage of the sources of the world’s supply of salmon, the growth in productivity, technological changes, environmental issues, markets, market structure and competitiveness, lessons that can be learnt from the culture of other species, optimal harvesting techniques, production planning, and investment in salmon farms. Written by Frank Ashe and Trond Bjørndal, two of the world's leading experts in the economics of aquaculture, this second edition of The Economics of Salmon Aquaculture provides the salmon aquaculture industry with an essential reference work, including a wealth of commercially important information. This book is also a valuable resource for upper level students and professionals in aquaculture and economics, and libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this important book on their shelves.

Vienna & Chicago, Friends Or Foes?

A Tale of Two Schools of Free-market Economics

Author: Mark Skousen

Publisher: Capital Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

View: 6787

In his new book, Vienna and Chicago, Friends or Foes? economist and author Mark Skousen debates the Austrian and Chicago schools of free-market economics, two schools in constant, heated disagreement in their theories of money, business cycle, government policy, and methodology.

The Road to Recovery

How and Why Economic Policy Must Change

Author: Andrew Smithers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118515692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8838

Renowned economist Andrew Smithers offers prescriptive advice and economic theory on avoiding the next financial crisis In The Road to Recovery, Andrew Smithers—one of a handful of respected economists to have accurately predicted the most recent global financial crisis—argues that the neoclassical consensus governing global economic decision-making must be revised in order to avoid the next financial collapse. He argues that the current low interest rates and budget deficits have prevented the recession becoming a depression but that those policies cannot be continuously repeated and a new consensus for action must be found. He offers practical guidance on reducing government, household, and business debt; changing the economic incentives for the management class that currently inhibit long-term growth; and rebalancing national economies both internally and externally. Further, he explains how central bankers must broaden the economic theories that guide their decisions to include the major factors of debt and asset prices. Offers practical, real-world economic policies for restructuring and rebalancing the global economic system Presents a modern economic theory for preventing the next collapse Ideal for economists, investors, fund managers, and central bankers Written by an economist described by the legendary Barton Biggs as "one of the five best, most dispassionate, erudite analysts in the world" As the global economy continues the long climb out of recession, it's imperative that central bankers and other economic decision-makers not repeat the mistakes of the past. The Road to Recovery offers prescriptive guidance on redesigning an economic system that is healthy, stable, and beneficial to all.

The Little Big Number

How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It

Author: Dirk Philipsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691175935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 2558

"In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. It is our universal yardstick of progress. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. It only measures output: more cars, more accidents; more lawyers, more trials; more extraction, more pollution--all count as success. Sustainability and quality of life are overlooked. Losses don't count. GDP promotes a form of stupid growth and ignores real development.How and why did we get to this point? Dirk Philipsen uncovers a submerged history dating back to the 1600s, climaxing with the Great Depression and World War II, when the first version of GDP arrived at the forefront of politics. Transcending ideologies and national differences, GDP was subsequently transformed from a narrow metric to the purpose of economic activity. Today, increasing GDP is the highest goal of politics. In accessible and compelling prose, Philipsen shows how it affects all of us. But the world can no longer afford GDP rule. A finite planet cannot sustain blind and indefinite expansion. If we consider future generations equal to our own, replacing the GDP regime is the ethical imperative of our times. More is not better. As Philipsen demonstrates, the history of GDP reveals unique opportunities to fashion smarter goals and measures. The Little Big Number explores a possible roadmap for a future that advances quality of life rather than indiscriminate growth."--

Rationality and Freedom

Author: Amartya Sen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674013513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 7236

Rationality and freedom are among the most profound and contentious concepts in philosophy and the social sciences. In this, the first of two volumes, Amartya Sen brings clarity and insight to these difficult issues.

Islamic Economics and the Final Jihad

Author: David Jonsson

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597819808

Category: Religion

Page: 620

View: 4384

Jonsson presents the history and Islamist strategy for achieving world domination without terrorism through gradual Islamization of the West by controlling currency, oil resources, free trade zones, transportation, media, and financial markets. (Social Issues)

Economic Studies

Author: American Economic Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: N.A

View: 440

Includes the Hand-book of the American Economic Association for 1896-99 together with the Reports of the 8th-11th annual meetings. Earlier and later issues of both the proceedings and the Hand-book are published with the Publications of the American Economic Association.

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9789

Vols. 1-22 include the section "Recent publications upon economics".

Elements of Pure Economics

Author: Léon Walras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134560028

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 2836

Elements of Pure Economics was one of the most influential works in the history of economics, and the single most important contribution to the marginal revolution. Walras' theory of general equilibrium remains one of the cornerstones of economic theory more than 100 years after it was first published.

Economics: Principles and Policy

Author: William J. Baumol,Alan S. Blinder

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133715656

Category: Education

Page: 880

View: 5302

ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY, Twelfth Edition, takes a policy-based approach to the teaching of introductory economics. Written by two of the most respected economists in the world, this text is also one of the most current texts on the market that includes data through the spring of 2011. The text includes significant updates based on the current economic crisis, providing the right level of rigor and detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Political Economy of Terrorism

Author: Walter Enders,Todd Sandler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504703

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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The Political Economy of Terrorism presents a widely accessible political economy approach to the study of terrorism. It applies economic methodology – theoretical and empirical – combined with political analysis and realities to the study of domestic and transnational terrorism. In so doing, the book provides both a qualitative and quantitative investigation of terrorism in a balanced up-to-date presentation that informs students, policy makers, researchers and the general reader of the current state of knowledge. Included are historical aspects, a discussion of watershed events, the rise of modern-day terrorism, examination of current trends, the dilemma of liberal democracies, evaluation of counterterrorism, analysis of hostage incidents and much more. The new edition expands coverage of every chapter, adds a new chapter on terrorist network structures and organization, accounts for changes in the Department of Homeland Security and the USA Patriot Act and insurance against terrorism. Rational-actor models of terrorist and government behavior and game-theoretic analysis are presented for readers with no prior theoretical training. Where relevant, the authors display graphs using data from International Terrorism: Attributes of Terrorist Events (ITERATE), the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), and other public-access data sets.

The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)

Author: R. W. B. Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317564448

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 7813

The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were bewildered by the flood of regulations and decrees. In this book, first published in 1940, R. W. B. Clarke explores the economic challenges that the UK faced in coping with the war, and possible ways in which these challenges could be resolved or improved. The book is vital reading for students of modern history and economics.