Economics for Everyone (3rd Edition)

Das Jus Kapital

Author: Philip McShane

Publisher: Axial Publishing

ISBN: 1988457025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

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The present state of economics is a very fixed culture of one-flow analysis, symbolized in the culture by talk of GDP. Lonergan’s breakthrough was to identify, after a more than a decade of historical and theoretic work, the historical reality and scientific identity of two flows. So, very simply, where Newton leaped from 2 to 1, Lonergan leaped from 1 to 2. The operable heuristic comes from a clear leap, e.g., from viewing economic output as GDP to arrive at an empirically defined GDP' and GDP", where the single prime points to consumer goods and the double prime points to producer goods. The leap seems simple but it requires very precise thinking about the relations between the two economic flows, a relation that, when not understood and controlled, gives rise to the booms and slumps named and studied by Kondratieff, Juglar, Kitchin, Schumpeter, and later authors. Why should a reader by this book? It offers a long-term optimistic view of how transformations of the current mess in pseudo-economics—whether in the form of abusive textbooks and well-intentioned abusive teachers, or in the form of the daily “business news,” which has more to do with gambling than business—will lead to a just and shared greatness way beyond current proclamations about America being or becoming great. The Preface to the 3rd edition adds a key simple exercise that can get the reader right into the ball-park of the new economics. The first two chapters should bring a serious reader to the startling conviction that we have been trapped in an alchemy of money for centuries.
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Economics for Everyone

A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism

Author: Jim Stanford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783713264


Page: 417

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"Economics is too important to be left to the economists. This concise and readable book provides non-specialist readers with all the information they need to understand how capitalism works (and how it doesn't). Economics for Everyone, now published in second edition, is an antidote to the abstract and ideological way that economics is normally taught and reported. Key concepts such as finance, competition and wages are explored, and their importance to everyday life is revealed. Stanford answers questions such as 'Do workers need capitalists?', 'Why does capitalism harm the environment?', and 'What really happens on the stock market?' The book will appeal to those working for a fairer world, and students of social sciences who need to engage with economics. It is illustrated with humorous and educational cartoons by Tony Biddle, and is supported with a comprehensive set of web-based course materials for popular economics courses."--Publisher's description.

Economics for Everyone

Author: N.A

Publisher: Unlimited Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1588321657


Page: N.A

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Economics for Everyone

Das Jus[sic] Kapital

Author: Philip McShane

Publisher: Commonwealth Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781551972787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 5455

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Sense and Solidarity

Jholawala Economics for Everyone

Author: Jean Dreze

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198833468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 463

Jean Dreze has a rare and distinctive understanding of the Indian economy and its relationship with the social life of ordinary people. He has travelled widely in rural India and done fieldwork of a kind that few economists have attempted. In Sense and Solidarity Dreze offers unique insight on issues of hunger, inequality, conflict, and the evolution of social policy in India over roughly the past two decades. Historic legislations and initiatives of the period, relating for instance to the right to food and the right to work, are all scrutinised and explained, as are the fierce debates that often accompanied them. "Jholawala" has become a disparaging term for activists in the Indian business media. This book affirms the learning value of collective action combined with sound economic analysis. In his detailed introduction, the author argues for an approach to development economics where research and action are complementary and interconnected.Sense and Solidarity spans the gamut of critical social policies, from education and health to poverty, nutrition, child care, corruption, employment, and social security. There are also less predictable topics such as the caste system, corporate power, nuclear disarmament, the Gujarat model, the Kashmir conflict, and universal basic income. Sense and Solidarity enlarges the boundaries of social development towards a broad concern with the sort of society we want to create.
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Die Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie

das Wirtschaftsmodell der Zukunft

Author: Christian Felber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783552061378

Category: Democracy

Page: 158

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Die 24 wichtigsten Regeln der Wirtschaft

Author: Henry Hazlitt

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862485935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 7647

In kaum einem Bereich spuken so viele Irrtümer herum wie in der Ökonomie. Zudem sind sie so weit verbreitet, dass sie als gültige Lehrmeinung angesehen werden. Themen wie staatliche Zinsmanipulation, Sparen, Inflation, Mindestlöhne oder Branchenrettung, wie die der Banken, sind aktueller und missverstandener denn je. Deshalb ist es wichtig zu wissen, was wirklich hinter den Begriffen steckt, wie sie zusammenwirken und welche praktischen Folgen (staatliche) Eingriffe haben. Niemand könnte ein Verständnis wirtschaftlicher Grundlagen besser vermitteln als Henry Hazlitt. Als einer der ganz Großen der Österreichischen Schule wird er in einem Atemzug mit Mises, Hayek und Rothbard genannt. Seine Begabung für elegante, populäre Darstellungen wirtschaftlicher Zusammenhänge haben dieses Buch entstehen lassen. In 24 kurzweiligen Kapiteln vermittelt er sein umfassendes Wissen, von Steuern über die Idee der Vollbeschäftigung bis zu Preisen und Inflation. Die 24 wichtigsten Regeln der Wirtschaft, ein Klassiker der Ökonomie jetzt auf Deutsch und heute noch so aktuell wie zur Erstveröffentlichung 1946.
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Economic Graffiti

Essays for Everyone

Author: Kaushik Basu

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Economics

Page: 209

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In any country, one of the prerequisites for successful economic policy-making is a minimal economic literacy among its citizenry. This selection of popular essays in economics is a contribution towards bringing the ideas of economics within the reach of the general reader. In characteristically lively and readable style, free of jargon and ambiguity, the author writes on subjects of Indian and international concern. The themes vary widely - from the sections on economists and opinions, and methodological issues, to essays on practical matters like budgets and fiscal policy, inflation, infrastructural bottlenecks, trade and international credit. Particularly thought provoking are the author's views on corruption, which can be a complex and interesting subject of study for social scientists.
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Economic Development for Everyone

Creating Jobs, Growing Businesses, and Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities

Author: Mark M. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317237447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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How do we create employment, grow businesses, and build greater economic resilience in our low-income communities? How do we create economic development for everyone, everywhere – including rural towns, inner-city neighborhoods, aging suburbs, and regions such as Appalachia, American Indian reservations, the Mexican border, and the Mississippi Delta – and not just in elite communities? Economic Development for Everyone collects, organizes, and reviews much of the current research available on creating economic development in low-income communities. Part I offers an overview of the harsh realities facing low-income communities in the US today; their many economic and social challenges; debates on whether to try reviving local economies vs. relocating residents; and current trends in economic development that emphasize high-tech industry and high levels of human capital. Part II organizes the sprawling literature of applied economic development research into a practical framework of five dynamic dimensions: empower your residents: begin with basic education; enhance your community: build on existing assets; encourage your entrepreneurs; diversify your economy; and sustain your development. This book, assembled and presented in a unified framework, will be invaluable for students and new researchers of economic development in low-income communities, and will offer new perspectives for established researchers, professional economic developers and planners, and public officials. Development practitioners and community leaders will also find new ideas and opportunities, along with a broad view on how the many complex parts of economic development interconnect.
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The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education

Author: W. Edwards Deming

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262535939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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A new edition of a book that details the system of transformation underlying the 14 Points for Management presented in Deming's Out of the Crisis. It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of management.” —from The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education In this book, W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis. The Deming System of Profound Knowledge, as it is called, consists of four parts: appreciation for a system, knowledge about variation, theory of knowledge, and psychology. Describing the prevailing management style as a prison, Deming shows applying the System of Profound Knowledge increases productivity, quality, and people's joy in work and joy in learning. Another outcome is short-term and long-term success in the market. Indicative of Deming's philosophy is his advice to abolish performance reviews on the job, to look deeper than spreadsheets for opportunities, and even to rethink how we teach and manage our schools. Moreover, Deming's method enables organizations to make accurate predictions, which is a valuable tool in today's uncertain economic climate. This third edition features a new chapter (written by business consultant and Deming expert Kelly L. Allan) that explains the relevance of Deming's management method, and case studies from organizations that have adopted Deming's System of Profound Knowledge, and offers guidance on how organizations can effectively “do Deming.”
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Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865814142


Page: 221

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Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.
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Economics for the Common Good

Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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From Nobel Prize–winning economist Jean Tirole, a bold new agenda for the role of economics in society When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a "dismal science," is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society.
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A View from the Outside

Why Good Economics Works for Everyone

Author: P. Chidambaram

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780670081165

Category: India

Page: 372

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Economics Is The Science Of The Possible Made To Look Like The Art Of The Impossible Is A Definition That Would Strike A Chord With Any Finance Minister Of India Who, Every Year, Has To Perform The Great Indian Hope Trick. Otherwise Known As The Budget-A Careful Balancing Act Between Revenue And Expenditure, Tax Rates And Tax Sops, Growth And Equity, Reforms And The Status Quo. Within These Constraints, However, There Is Much That A Finance Minister Can Actually Accomplish, As P. Chidambaram, One Of India S Most Accomplished Economists And Commentators, Shows In A View From The Outside, A Collection Of Columns That Assesses The Promises And Performance Of The Nda Government In The Period 2002 To 2004. The Columns, Originally Published In The Indian Express And The Financial Express, Reflect The Views Of Chidambaram, Finance Minister Between 1996 And 1998 And Again From 2004 Onwards, On A Range Of Issues That Remain Important Regardless Of The Government In Power. They Also Provide Snapshots Of The Indian Economy In Good Times And Bad. This Collection Covers Subjects Such As Agriculture (Important Not Only For Food Security But As The Main Source Of Employment), Reforms, Budgets, Forex Reserves (That Were Scarce Not A Long Time Ago But Now Posing A Problem Of Plenty), Economic Growth And Tax Policies. It Also Offers Perceptive Political Analyses And Some Telling Comments On Social Issues. Far More Than Mere Reactions To Developments During That Period, Chidambaram Provides The Reader With An Extraordinarily Clear Understanding Of The Problems Underlying The Indian Economy And Its Politics And Ways Of Solving Them. The Issues Are All The More Important As They Hold The Key To Sustaining The Economic Growth Witnessed In The Last Few Years. In Addition, This Collection Can Also Be Seen As Notes From One Fm To Another When The Two Are On Opposite Sides Of The Fence.
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Chaos Or Community?

Seeking Solutions, Not Scapegoats for Bad Economics

Author: Holly Sklar

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896085114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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Holly Sklar presents a disturbing vision of the modern, corporation-dominated America, where the rich get richer, the poor are mired in poverty, and the society no longer cares for its children.
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Entrepreneurship for Everyone

A Student Textbook

Author: Robert Mellor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857023152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4562

'Innovative, well organised, readable and authoritative. This is a text that takes a modern and refreshing approach to a subject that is an essential ingredient on today's economic agenda' - Graham Beaver, Professor of Strategic Management, Visiting Professor to Queensland University of Technology, Fellow of the University of Warwick Not everyone who wants to study entrepreneurship has a theoretical background in business. Specifically written for students who do not have a strong business theory background, the authors of Entrepreneurship for Everyone bring alive the crucial issues for understanding this dynamic field. Going beyond the traditional textbook, the authors equip students with the necessary business knowledge and essential practical advice on applying that knowledge in the real world, to a range of types of industry - from sustainable industries, information technology, healthcare, biotechnology, as well as the musical and creative industries. Key entrepreneurship concepts that are covered include: - the theories and tools of creative thinking - market research - intellectual property protection - relevant economics If you are coming to this area anew, and especially if you are interested in how entrepreneurship is applied, putting this text back on the shelf could cost you real success.
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Economics Explained

Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going

Author: Robert L. Heilbroner,Lester Thurow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684846411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Explains the basic concepts of economics, describes how our economy runs, and discusses big business and international economics
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Health Economics for Non-Economists

An Introduction to the Concepts, Methods and Pitfalls of Health Economic Evaluations

Author: Lieven Annemans

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN: 9038212747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

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This book has two aims: to improve current perceptions of the role of economics in healthcare, and to explain the methodology of health economic evaluation.
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