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The Resource Too much stuff : capitalism in crisis, Kozo Yamamura

Too much stuff : capitalism in crisis, Kozo Yamamura

Label
Too much stuff : capitalism in crisis
Title
Too much stuff
Title remainder
capitalism in crisis
Statement of responsibility
Kozo Yamamura
Title variation
Capitalism in crisis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. --
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Cataloging source
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Yamamura, Kōzō
Dewey number
330.1220943
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HB501
  • HC286.8
LC item number
  • .Y265 2017
  • .Y36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Capitalism
  • Developed countries
  • Income distribution
  • Capitalism
  • Germany
  • Capitalism
  • Japan
  • Capitalism
  • United States
  • Income distribution
  • Capitalism
  • Economic policy
  • Developed countries
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Kapitalismus
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Politische Krise
  • Kapitalismus
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Deutschland
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Industrieländer
Label
Too much stuff : capitalism in crisis, Kozo Yamamura
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
959273748
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781447335658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959273748
Label
Too much stuff : capitalism in crisis, Kozo Yamamura
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
959273748
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 214 pages
Isbn
9781447335658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959273748

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