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Confronting capitalism : real solutions for a troubled economic system
Confronting capitalism : real solutions for a troubled economic system
Kotler, Philip2015
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With the fall of the Berlin Wall, one economic model emerged triumphant. Capitalism - spanning a spectrum from laissez faire to authoritarian - shapes the market economies of all the wealthiest and fastest-growing nations. But trouble is cracking its shiny veneer. In the U.S., Europe, and Japan, economic growth has slowed down. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few; natural resources are exploited for short-term profit; and good jobs are hard to find. With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more.
Imprint:
New York : AMACOM (American Management Association), 2015.
Collation:
vi, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Preface: creating high performance capitalism -- The fourteen shortcomings of capitalism -- The persistent problem of poverty -- Growing income inequality -- Worker well-being -- Job creation in the face of growing automation -- The need for companies to cover their social costs -- The exploitation of the environment -- Business cycles and economic instability -- The focus on narrow self-interest -- Dealing with the debt burden and financial regulation -- How politics subverts economics -- Capitalism's short-term orientation -- Questionable marketing outputs -- Setting the right gdp growth rate -- Creating happiness as well as goods -- Epilogue -- Index.
ISBN:
9780814436455
Dewey class:
330.122
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressComputers and Business330.122 KOTIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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