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Auteur(s) : Yamamura, Kōzō (1934-2017). Auteur du texte  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Too much stuff [Texte imprimé] : capitalism in crisis / Kozo Yamamura

Publication : . - Bristol ; Chicago (Ill.) : Policy press, 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (VIII-214 p.) ; 23 cm

Comprend : A new perspective on capitalism's "sickness" ; Inspiration in the Kaufhaus des Westens ; Unreal tax rates ; Printing money ; Inequality and discontent ; Buckling bridges and crumbling mountains ; The United States : stagnation and gridlock ; Japan : bubbles, "lost years" and Abenomics ; Unified Germany : a divided nation ; Four European economies ; Reform to the rescue ; Adapting capitalism and changing politics ; Conclusion

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Where has capitalism gone wrong? Why are advanced capitalist economies so sick, and why do conventional policy solutions such as reduced taxes and increased money supply produce only wider income disparity and inequality? We are now living in a new world in which a majority of people enjoys the highest living standard in history, acquiring more and more goods and services as necessary luxuries. But as Kozo Yamamura shows, despite our apparent lust for gourmet food and designer clothes, for larger homes, the latest gadgets, and exotic vacations, demand for these goods actually grows slowly, so relying on them to reinvigorate our economies will not succeed. With Too Much Stuff, Yamamura upends conventional capitalist wisdom to provide a new approach. He calls for increased tax-funded demand to address a range of societal needs such as environmental concerns, social safety nets, infrastructure, and better education and housing for all. By addressing these needs, argues Yamamura, we can also take huge steps toward reducing the growing wealth gap that threatens global democracy. Both solutions-oriented and accessibly written, this book draws on fascinating case studies from the United States, Japan, and Germany, as well as convincing evidence from across the Western world, to suggest practical steps forward that we can all understand and support. Too Much Stuff boldly challenges the economic orthodoxy and, in so doing, challenges us to think outside the box for the betterment of all

Autre(s) forme(s) du titre : 
- Autre forme du titre : Capitalism in crisis

Sujet(s) : Capitalisme -- Pays industrialisés  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Revenu -- Répartition -- Pays industrialisés  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Pays industrialisés -- Politique économique  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Pays industrialisés -- Conditions économiques  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Genre ou forme : Études de cas

Numéros : ISBN 9781447335658 (rel.). - ISBN 1447335651. - ISBN 9781447335672 (erroné). - ISBN 9781447335689 (erroné)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45306931 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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