Why America Failed: The Roots Of Imperial Decline
Author: Martin Whitlock
Category: Economic Conditions
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Britons have never had it so good, declared Harold Macmillan in 1957. Nearly 60 years later the economy is three times as productive, so we should all be three times richer still, and yet people struggle harder and harder to make ends meet. We are living in a transactional economy, in which productivity means pushing money round and round the system in pursuit of a marginal profit rather than making and doing the things that have authentic, human value. Governments encourage this because transactional activity is the fastest route to GDP growth. In Human Politics : Human Value Martin Whitlock explains how we got stuck in this political and economic dead-end by targeting the wrong outcomes. The focus on GDP growth, rising house prices, corporate profits and the volume rather than the usefulness of trade has pushed human wants and needs to the margins. He describes the key steps towards a new, collaborative, economic model in which wealth is derived from useful work and flourishing human relationships.
The E-Book Human Politics: Human Value: Towards a Society for People as We Really are (and Not as Governments, Economists and Big Corporations Would Like Us to be) by Martin Whitlock is available at the next formats: fb2, pdf, mobi.