Capitalisms Compared

Author: John R. Bowman
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483323714
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How different would Americans’ lives be if they had guaranteed access to health care, generous public pensions, paid family leave, high-quality public pre-school care, increased rights at work, and a greater say in how corporations are run? This one-of-a-kind book emphasizes that differences in policies and institutions affect the lives of citizens by comparing health, pension, and family policies, as well as labor markets and corporate governance in the United States, Sweden, and Germany. Demonstrating that the US model of capitalism is not the only one that is viable, Bowman encourages students not only to rethink their assumptions about what policy alternatives are feasible, but also to learn more about American capitalism through insightful contrast. Covering a wide range of policy areas and written in a crisp, engaging style, Capitalisms Compared is a perfect companion for courses in political economy and public policy.

Comparing Welfare Capitalism

Author: Bernhard Ebbinghaus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134521545
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This book challenges the popular thesis of a downward trend in the viability of welfare states in competitive market economies. With approaches ranging from historical case studies to cross-national analyses, the contributors explore various aspects of the relationships between welfare states, industrial relations, financial government and production systems. Building upon and combining comparative studies of both the varieties of capitalism and the worlds of welfare state regimes, the book considers issues such as: *the role of employers and unions in social policy *the interdependencies between financial markets and pension systems * the current welfare reform process. It sheds new light on the tenuous relationship between social policies and market economies and provides thought-provoking reading for students and scholars of Comparative Politics, Public Policy, the Welfare State and Political Economy.

Global Business Citizenship A Transformative Framework for Ethics and Sustainable Capitalism

Author: Donna J. Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317469798
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical and engaging book provides a coherent approach to global business responsibility and ethics based on the latest research, theory, and practice. The authors incorporate numerous interesting and current real world examples to support the argument that corporations need to - and can - identify and implement processes that foster ethical conduct, ensure basic human rights, protect the natural environment, and enhance social justice wherever businesses operate around the globe. "Global Business Citizenship" combines elements of political theory, stakeholder relationships, business ethics, corporate social performance, accountability and measurement, and organizational change. Its practical approach encompasses "best practices" in stakeholder management, experiments in applying corporate values to local conditions, and social environmental auditing and reporting. Focusing on the strategic alignment and change management process for implementing business citizenship principles and practices, it is an essential supplement for any course concerned with ethics and social responsibility in today's global business climate.

Building the Workingman s Paradise

Author: Margaret Crawford
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860914211
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This innovative and absorbing book surveys a little known chapter in the story of American urbanism—the history of communities built and owned by single companies seeking to bring their workers' homes and place of employment together on a single site. By 1930 more than two million people lived in such towns, dotted across an industrial frontier which stretched from Lowell, Massachusetts, through Torrance, California to Norris, Tennessee. Margaret Crawford focuses on the transformation of company town construction from the vernacular settlements of the late eighteenth century to the professional designs of architects and planners one hundred and fifty years later. Eschewing a static architectural approach which reads politics, history, and economics through the appearance of buildings, Crawford portrays the successive forms of company towns as the product of a dynamic process, shaped by industrial transformation, class struggle, and reformers' efforts to control and direct these forces.

The Oxford Handbook of Business and Government

Author: David Coen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199214271
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This text provides an introduction to the ways in which five different disciplines have approached the study of business and government. It examines how business interacts with government in different parts of the world, including the United States, the EU, China, Japan and South America.

Social History of the United States 10 volumes

Author: Brian Greenberg
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841289
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This ten-volume encyclopedia explores the social history of 20th-century America in rich, authoritative detail, decade by decade, through the eyes of its everyday citizens. • Entries covering the lives and contributions of ordinary citizens, social movements, religion, culture, the arts, economic and labor issues, and other aspects of American life across the 20th century • Contributions by accomplished researchers in the field of American social history • Sidebars providing additional emphasis on important issues and less well-known personalities • Detailed timelines for every decade, incorporating famous events with pivotal moments that changed the lives of everyday citizens • A thematically organized index for each of the encyclopedia's ten volumes

Why Capitalism Works and Government Doesn t

Author: EW Dedelow
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438973708
Format: PDF
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This book will revolutionize economics. Do not expect an easy read. Physics was not easy, chemistry was not easy and neither will be the science of economics. This book discloses that economics is not a philosophy, but like all science, it is a subject of mathematics. And, if we truly understand what is happening in the economy, how much easier will it be to control our own future. It displays an entirely different approach to solving the problems and understanding the functions of an economy. The author uses mathematics to create economic theory. Economists spend too much time gathering data and then trying to draw some rational conclusion from the information. But, the same information produces different results that are dependent on the researcher’s political or ideological bent. Like a dog chasing its tail these economists go round and round telling each other that he or she knows how an economy should be handled. Millions have died and billions have suffered as a result of their failed wisdom. And, so it shall continue until everyone can first start with mathematically based theory and logic. "Why Capitalism Works and Government Doesn’t" is written in text book fashion. As with all text books, the reader should plan additional time when necessary to read and re-read the passages. If the reader is patient, he/she will be rewarded with a clear understanding of the logic and mathematics that the book presents. Freedom and Capitalism are inseparable. By supporting one, we support them both, by opposing one, we oppose both. "Why Capitalism Works and Government Doesn't" provides the understanding needed to win the war of ideas and provide a basis for freedom to exist for millenniums.

Collected Works of Michal Kalecki Volume I Capitalism Business Cycles and Full Employment

Author: Michal Kalecki
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198285380
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This is the first of seven volumes in a definitive edition of the works of Michal Kalecki, who is one of the most distinguished economists of this century. The works will be of interest for the controversial light which they shed on the ideas expounded by John Maynard Keynes, since Kalecki arguably arrived at these conclusions even earlier than Keynes. This volume documents the confrontation between the two economists. It also charts Kalecki's development of a theory of full employment, including his early theoretical writings, and some of his less famous works.

The Rise of Modern Business

Author: Mansel G. Blackford
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960020X
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The Rise of Modern Business compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in several countries from the preindustrial era to the present. Paying close attention to connections between business development and political, social, and cultural changes, Blackford addresses both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing firms, small firms as well as big businesses. For this third edition, he updates his study in light of new scholarship, with special attention paid to the structural diversity of business firms and with a timely discussion about the reciprocal relationship between business and the environment. The business history of Germany is extensively updated, and there is entirely new coverage of the business history of China, a country whose growing political and economic prowess on the world stage demands the historical and contextual understanding of business scholars today.

The Business of Benevolence

Author: Andrea Tone
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501717480
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the early twentieth century, an era characterized by unprecedented industrial strife and violence, thousands of employers across the United States pioneered a new policy of labor relations called welfare work. The results of the policy were paternalistic practices and forms of compensation designed not only to control workers, but also to advertise the humanity of corporate capitalism to thwart the advance of legislated reform. In a burgeoning literature on the development of the U.S. welfare state, Andrea Tone offers a new interpretation of the importance of welfare capitalism in shaping its development.