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Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations provided the first, most influential and lasting explanation of the workings of modern economics. But with his focus on "the market" as the best mechanism for producing and distributing the necessities of life, Smith's concepts only told part of the story, leading to flawed economic models that devalue activities that fall outside of the market's parameters of buying and selling. The real wealth of nations, Riane Eisler argues, is not merely financial, but includes the contributions of people and our natural environment. Here, Eisler goes beyond the market to reexamine economics from a larger perspective--and shows that we must give visibility and value to the socially and economically essential work of caring for people and the planet if we are to meet the enormous challenges we are facing. Eisler proposes a new "caring economics" that takes into account the full spectrum of economic activities--from the life--sustaining activities of the household, to the life-enriching activities of caregivers and communities, to the life-supporting processes of nature. She shows how our values are distorted by the economic double standard that devalues anything stereotypically associated with women and femininity; reveals how current economic models are based on a deep-seated culture of domination; and shows how human needs would be better served by economic models based on caring. Most importantly, she provides practical proposals for new economic inventions--new measures, policies, rules, and practices--to bring about a caring economics that fulfills human needs. Like her classic The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations is a bold and insightful look at how to create a society in which each of us can achieve the full measure of our humanity.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Riane Eisler
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release: 2008-11-10
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781609943264

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I have called this book The Real Wealth of Nations because it shows that our most important economic assets are not financial that the real wealth of nations consists of the contributions of people and our natural environment. To address the needs of our world today, we have to bring together knowledge from many areas. I therefore draw from many fields in addition to economics, including advances in both the social and natural sciences. I also propose practical steps for moving both economic and social systems in a positive direction. I have written this book to invite discussion and action. It is a book for everyone who wants a better life and a better world, and is looking for practical tools to realize these goals. I am confident that together we can build a new economic system that promotes creativity and generosity rather than greed and destructiveness. Indeed, I am convinced that this is the only viable option at this critical juncture in our cultural and planetary evolution.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Riane Eisler
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release: 2009-04
File: 644 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442964105

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"What The Double Helix did for biology, David Warsh's Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations does for economics." —Boston Globe A stimulating and inviting tour of modern economics centered on the story of one of its most important breakthroughs. In 1980, the twenty-four-year-old graduate student Paul Romer tackled one of the oldest puzzles in economics. Eight years later he solved it. This book tells the story of what has come to be called the new growth theory: the paradox identified by Adam Smith more than two hundred years earlier, its disappearance and occasional resurfacing in the nineteenth century, the development of new technical tools in the twentieth century, and finally the student who could see further than his teachers. Fascinating in its own right, new growth theory helps to explain dominant first-mover firms like IBM or Microsoft, underscores the value of intellectual property, and provides essential advice to those concerned with the expansion of the economy. Like James Gleick's Chaos or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe, this revealing book takes us to the frontlines of scientific research; not since Robert Heilbroner's classic work The Worldly Philosophers have we had as attractive a glimpse of the essential science of economics.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: David Warsh
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2007-05-17
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393066363

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Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth—the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prospects for the future. Wealth accounts allow countries to take stock of their assets to monitor the sustainability of development, an urgent concern today for all countries. The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995†“2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment. Great progress has been made in estimating wealth since the fi rst volume, Where Is the Wealth of Nations? Measuring Capital for the 21st Century, was published in 2006. New data substantially improve estimates of natural capital, and, for the fi rst time, human capital is measured by using household surveys to estimate lifetime earnings. The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018 begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fi sheries, and ecosystems. This book targets policy makers but will engage anyone committed to building a sustainable future for the planet.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Glenn-Marie Lange
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release: 2018-01-30
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781464810473

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What exactly is it that enables us to live as we do today? Is it that we work harder? Or, that we have more money? The simple truth is that we can live differently from how we lived a hundred years ago and a thousand years ago because of the accumulated sum of new ideas encapsulated in new technology. Money is in this sense only one small part of new technology, the myriad of ideas and inventions that support our way of living today.Why then are most solutions and even problems formulated in terms where "money" is essential? It is because it is the way we have been taught to think. Concepts used in economics, often grossly misinterpreted, have become our prison leading us into a very inhumane world. And we do not even see the prison bars that confines us to certain solutions because we think this is just how it must be. We think it is established science. And because we do not even see the prison bars we become our own wardens.We have thus been beguiled by economists to think that money is wealth and this creates an inhumane world. Instead we should focus on ideas and our true needs as the source of creating true wealth. But if we are to get away from the present focus on money and speculation to get more money we must change how we think and for that we need new ideas, concepts and models.However, new ways of thinking about economic matters will not come from the economists or the greedy rich. They simply have too much to loose. Economists would loose a lot of prestige or even their jobs and the rich would loose the easy ways they have invented to become rich by creating bubble money. We need new ways of viewing what is true wealth and how such is created. This way, and only this way, can we break free from the prison of economic thoughts that today dominate us.By applying his long experience in modeling the author shows alternate ways of viewing wealth, true wealth, based on modern research and sound principles of modeling. And that is thus what this book is all about.This book contain some mathematics. If you prefer a book without mathematical expressions, I recommend my book A New Monetary System.

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Author: Stefan Sigfried
Publisher:
Release: 2014-03-28
File: 140 Pages
ISBN-13: 1497456169

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We have spent the last three decades engaged in a pointless and irrelevant debate about the relative merits of privatization or nationalization. We have been arguing about the wrong thing while sitting on a goldmine of assets. Don’t worry about who owns those assets, worry about whether they are managed effectively. Why does this matter? Because despite the Thatcher/ Reagan economic revolution, the largest pool of wealth in the world – a global total that is much larger than the world’s total pensions savings, and ten times the total of all the sovereign wealth funds on the planet – is still comprised of commercial assets that are held in public ownership. If professionally managed, they could generate an annual yield of 2.7 trillion dollars, more than current global spending on infrastructure: transport, power, water, and communications. Based on both economic research and hands-on experience from many countries, the authors argue that publicly owned commercial assets need to be taken out of the direct and distorting control of politicians and placed under professional management in a ‘National Wealth Fund’ or its local government equivalent. Such a move would trigger much-needed structural reforms in national economies, thus resurrect strained government finances, bolster ailing economic growth, and improve the fabric of democratic institutions. This radical, reforming book was named one of the "Books of the Year".by both the FT and The Economist.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: D. Detter
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2016-02-05
File: 230 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137519863

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling political humorist reads Adam Smith’s classic economic treatise—so you don’t have to. Recognized almost instantly on its publication in 1776 as the fundamental work of economics, The Wealth of Nations was also recognized as really long. The original edition totaled over nine hundred pages in two volumes—including the blockbuster sixty-seven-page “Digression concerning the Variations in the Value of Silver during the Course of the Four last Centuries,” which, to those uninterested in the historiography of currency supply, is like reading Modern Maturity in Urdu. Although daunting, Adam Smith’s tome is still essential to understanding such current hot topics as outsourcing, trade imbalances, and Angelina Jolie. In this witty, approachable, and insightful examination of Smith and his groundbreaking work, P. J. O’Rourke puts his trademark wit to good use, and shows us why Smith is still relevant, why what seems obvious now was once revolutionary, and why the pursuit of self-interest is so important. “If there is anyone on the planet who can make Adam Smith as entertaining and informative as he was prophetic, it’s P. J. O’Rourke.” —The Weekly Standard “Hilarious . . . Learning history while better understanding the current economy—and laughing while doing it? Hard to ask for more.” —Rocky Mountain News

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release: 2008-01-15
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781555847142

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Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. Written in clear and incisive prose, The Wealth of Nations articulates the concepts indispensable to an understanding of contemporary society.

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Genre: Bibles
Author: Adam Smith
Publisher: CDED
Release: 2018-03-14
File: 123 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782377878819

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The True Wealth of Nations arises from the conviction that implementing a morally adequate vision of the economy will generate sustainable prosperity for all. It sets forth the beginnings of an architecture of analysis for relating economic life and Christian faith-intellectually and experientially-and helps social scientists, theologians, and all persons of faith to appreciate the true wealth of any nation.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Daniel Finn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2010-08-09
File: 408 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199780161

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Lynn and Vanhanen argue that a significant part of the gap between rich and poor countries is due to differences in national intelligence (national IQs). Based on an extensive survey of national IQ tests, the results of their study challenge the previous theories of economic development and provide a new basis to evaluate the prospects of economic development throughout the world.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Richard Lynn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2002
File: 298 Pages
ISBN-13: 027597510X

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