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BOOKS

Too Much Staff "Capitalism in Crisis"


Where has capitalism gone wrong? Why are advanced capitalist economies so sick, and why do conventional policy solutions´such as reduced taxes and increased money supply´produce only wider income disparity and inequality?
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Too Much Staff
We are now living in a new world in which a majority of people enjoys the highest living standard in history, acquiring more and more goods and services as necessary luxuries. But as Kozo Yamamura shows, despite our apparent lust for gourmet food and designer clothes, for larger homes, the latest gadgets, and exotic vacations, demand for these goods actually grows slowly, so relying on them to reinvigorate our economies will not succeed.

With Too Much Stuff, Yamamura upends conventional capitalist wisdom to provide a new approach. He calls for increased tax-funded demand to address a range of societal needs'such as environmental concerns, social safety nets, infrastructure, and better education and housing for all. By addressing these needs, argues Yamamura, we can also take huge steps toward reducing the growing wealth gap that threatens global democracy. Both solutions-oriented and accessibly written, this book draws on fascinating case studies from the United States, Japan, and Germany, as well as convincing evidence from across the Western world, to suggest practical steps forward that we can all understand and support. Too Much Stuff boldly challenges the economic orthodoxy and, in so doing, challenges us to think outside the box for the betterment of all.

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John Dewey: Democracy and Education
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)
The Econocracy "On the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts"
The Sum of Small Things "A Theory of the Aspirational Class"
Signals "How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World´s Turbulent Economy "
Millionaire Teacher "The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School"
​​​​​​​Alvin Roth: "Who Gets What ― and Why"
The Crowdfunding Handbook "Using Equity Funding Portals to Raise Money for Your Small Business"
The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of Big Data

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Books
Big Mind "How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World "
John Dewey: Democracy and Education
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)
The Econocracy "On the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts"
The Sum of Small Things "A Theory of the Aspirational Class"
Signals "How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World´s Turbulent Economy "
Theses and dissertations
1 Intellectuals against ´Evil´
2 JRC launches financial policy research community
3 EU to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation
4 Europe to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation
5 The use of tablet computers during math lessons may help increase the quality of teaching
6 UNESCO and Sabrina Ho Sign Strategic Partnership to Support Youth Cultural Entrepreneurs
7 Breast cancer: more than 90,000 women die in EU every year
8 24 October: United Nations Day
9 Pollution responsible for 16 % of early deaths globally, according to a report
10 Youth Forum has published several job vacancies
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