Overview

Economic discussion has become so politicized these days that people have lost sight of what an economy is. The financial aspect is less important than the satisfaction of people’s material needs. Since the 1930s, however, Americans have become accustomed to thinking in terms of money: Government needs to spend money to create jobs. But jobs are also created when consumer markets demand products that are useful to people. We need a balanced ...
See more details below
What is an economy?

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

Economic discussion has become so politicized these days that people have lost sight of what an economy is. The financial aspect is less important than the satisfaction of people’s material needs. Since the 1930s, however, Americans have become accustomed to thinking in terms of money: Government needs to spend money to create jobs. But jobs are also created when consumer markets demand products that are useful to people. We need a balanced relationship between production and consumption as once advocated by Henry Ford.

The worker is or ought to be the principal consumer of goods and services. To make this ideal a reality, government needs to regulate the supply of labor by reducing hours of work. With the robot revolution about to spring, this is the only realistic way to save jobs and preserve work as the moral basis of our American prosperity.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014004954
  • Publisher: Thistlerose Publications
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Series: Shorter work time , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 17 KB

Meet the Author

author of "A Shorter Workweek in the 1980s" and "Nonfinancial Economics: the case for shorter hours of work" (with Eugene McCarthy), rental-property owner in Minneapolis
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)