The Case for a Maximum Wage

Author: Sam Pizzigati
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509524959
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Modern societies set limits, on everything from how fast motorists can drive to how much waste factory owners can dump in our rivers. But incomes in our deeply unequal world have no limits. Could capping top incomes tackle rising inequality more effectively than conventional approaches? In this engaging book, leading analyst Sam Pizzigati details how egalitarians worldwide are demonstrating that a “maximum wage” could be both economically viable and politically practical. He shows how, building on local initiatives, governments could use their tax systems to enforce fair income ratios across the board. The ultimate goal? That ought to be, Pizzigati argues, a world without a super rich. He explains why we need to create that world — and how we could speed its creation.

Flexicurity Capitalism

Author: Peter Flaschel
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199751587
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Flaschel and Griener's Flexicurity Capitalism provides serious discussion and feasible mathematical models to provide a basic framework for a "flexicurity" economic system--labor market reform that combines flexibility in the hiring and firing processes of firms with security in the employment and income of the workforce.

The Case of the Minimum Wage

Author: Oren M. Levin-Waldman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791448564
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Places contemporary minimum wage debates in historical context, stressing the importance of political as opposed to economic variables.

Economic Geography and Wages The Case of Indonesia

Author: Mary Amiti
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN:
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The paper finds a significant shift in the economic characteristics of civil conflicts during the1990s. Conflicts have become shorter but with more severe contractions and a stronger recovery of growth. The overall length and cost of the conflict cycle has probably declined. The stance of macroeconomic policy was an important factor while the underlying "conflict process" remained unchanged. This shift seems related to changes in aid flows since the Cold War: donors became disinclined to provide support during conflict, but more inclined after conflict. These findings are buttressed by the post-conflict experience of countries that received financial assistance from the IMF and of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These findings have implications for policy and aid priorities after conflict.

State Autonomy Or Class Dominance

Author: G. William Domhoff
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780202369273
Format: PDF
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In his new book G. William Domhoff provides the most thorough critique to date of state autonomy theory as it has been applied to the American federal government. The view under attack holds that the federal government, rather than the banks and corporations, wields greater power in the United States. Utilizing new arguments and new archival findings, this book challenges every case study that state autonomy theorists have done on the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and World War II. Domhoff then concludes with an analysis of why the theory received so much attention. In addition to demonstrating the weaknesses of state autonomy theory in the case of the U.S., the book presents a step-by-step statement of the author's non-Marxian class dominance theory, defining each concept clearly and suggesting the kind of evidence necessary to support it. The chapters on the origins of the Social Security Act 1935 and on the role of corporations in the industrial mobilization for World War II lead to general statements on the factors that limit the effectiveness of liberal and labor political forces in America; the chapter on the Progressive Era contains an analysis of why the corporate community has been more powerful in the United States than in Europe. Although it is part of a continuing debate with other experts, the author has marshaled his argument in a style that is always accessible. As a result, the book is ideal for use in courses in which the instructor wants to compare and contrast original presentations of rival viewpoints by major proponents of the debated theories.

Gegen den Hass

Author: Carolin Emcke
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104902259
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Carolin Emcke, eine der wichtigsten Intellektuellen der Gegenwart, äußert sich in ihrem engagierten Essay ›Gegen den Hass‹ zu den großen Themen unserer Zeit: Rassismus, Fanatismus, Demokratiefeindlichkeit. In der zunehmend polarisierten, fragmentierten Öffentlichkeit dominiert vor allem jenes Denken, das Zweifel nur an den Positionen der anderen, aber nicht an den eigenen zulässt. Diesem dogmatischen Denken, das keine Schattierungen berücksichtigt, setzt Carolin Emcke ein Lob des Vielstimmigen, des »Unreinen« entgegen — weil so die Freiheit des Individuellen und auch Abweichenden zu schützen ist. Allein mit dem Mut, dem Hass zu widersprechen, und der Lust, die Pluralität auszuhalten und zu verhandeln, lässt sich Demokratie verwirklichen. Nur so können wir den religiösen und nationalistischen Fanatikern erfolgreich begegnen, weil Differenzierung und Genauigkeit das sind, was sie am meisten ablehnen. Für alle, die überzeugende Argumente und Denkanstöße suchen, um eine humanistische Haltung und eine offene Gesellschaft zu verteidigen.