Capitalism and Social Progress: The Future of Society in a Global Economy

Capitalism and Social Progress: The Future of Society in a Global Economy

by P. Brown, H. Lauder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333922913

ISBN-13: 9780333922910

Pub. Date: 02/13/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Why are America and Britain wealthier than ever but millions of children live in poverty, neighbourhoods want for basic amenities and the middle classes fear for their families, jobs and futures? The answer is not to be found in globalization, technological innovation, or our personal failings to adapt to changing circumstances as we are so often told. The answer lies

Overview

Why are America and Britain wealthier than ever but millions of children live in poverty, neighbourhoods want for basic amenities and the middle classes fear for their families, jobs and futures? The answer is not to be found in globalization, technological innovation, or our personal failings to adapt to changing circumstances as we are so often told. The answer lies mainly with the historical legacy of the 'golden era' and the obsession with market individualism. An obsession that the New Democrats in America and the New Labour in Britain have failed to exorcize. Yet the forces of knowledge-driven capitalism provide an unprecedented opportunity at the beginning of the twenty-first century to build societies based on the individual and collective intelligence of all. Capitalism and Social Progress shows how this can be achieved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333922910
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
02/13/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: ECONOMIC NATIONALISM The Secular Trinity The Engines of Growth Times The Adversities of Good Times The Manufacture of Intelligence The Affluent Consensus PART II: THE NEW REALITIES The New Global Competition Primitive Capitalism Downsizing the Corporation The Demise of Industrial Man A False Start PART III: THE FUTURE OF SOCIETY The Problem Restated Collective Intelligence The Learning State A High Skills Economy Conclusion Notes Index

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