Average Is Over

Author: Tyler Cowen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698138163
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The groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three quarters of the jobs created here pay only marginally more than minimum wage. Why is there growth only at the top and the bottom? Renowned economist and bestselling author Tyler Cowen explains that high earners are taking ever more advantage of machine intelligence and achieving ever-better results. Meanwhile, nearly every business sector relies less and less on manual labor, and that means a steady, secure life somewhere in the middle—average—is over. In Average is Over, Cowen lays out how the new economy works and identifies what workers and entrepreneurs young and old must do to thrive in this radically new economic landscape.


Author: Andrew J. Courtice An American Citizen
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency
ISBN: 168181188X
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Despite the expenditure of over $607.2 billion yearly and the best professional efforts of over 3.1 million teachers (statistics from the Center for Educational Reform, 2011), and several recent major Department of Education Programs purported to solve all our educational shortfalls in short order, the American Educational System (AES) continues to fail virtually all American students with unsatisfactory educational outcomes that will last lifetimes and deeply impact our global presence. This inability to implement much needed change occurs because at its root the AES is a series of “givens” that have created a caste-like situation where students are unable to perform to their potential because of inflexible system constraints. This book proposes a new paradigm for the AES, based on existing capabilities aimed directly at the American ideal of life, liberty, and happiness (read that as preparation for opportunity and life) for every student. Interestingly, the resulting solutions can be achieved within the existing resources and capabilities. The author structured this book into three highly documented step-by-step discussions: 1) A review of the elements of today’s caste environment that require attention; 2) A discussion of the paradigm elements that are needed to change the AES culture and environment; and 3) A vision of how these changes would impact the entire AES as a system, not just as single focuses that always seem to miss the mark. Chapter by chapter, the text builds a case for establishing an AES that is so successful that it would be virtually invisible within the American Democracy we all seek to prosper in and enjoy.

The World Economy

Author: Dale W. Jorgenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316666743
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The balance of the world economy is shifting away from the established economies of Europe, Japan, and the USA, towards the emerging economies of Asia, especially India and China. With contributions from some of the world's leading growth theorists, this book analyses the long-term process of structural change and productivity growth across the world from a unique comparative perspective. Ongoing research from the World KLEMS Initiative is used to comparatively study new sources of growth - including the role of investment in intangible assets, human capital, technology catch-up, and trade in global value chains. This book provides comparisons of industries and economies that are key to analysing the impacts of international trade and investment. This makes it an ideal read for academics and students interested in understanding current patterns of economic growth. It will also be of value to professionals with an interest in the drivers of economic growth and crisis.

Education Skills And Technical Change

Author: Charles R. Hulten
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022656794X
Size: 75.12 MB
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Over the past few decades, US business and industry have been transformed by the advances and redundancies produced by the knowledge economy. The workplace has changed, and much of the work differs from that performed by previous generations. Can human capital accumulation in the United States keep pace with the evolving demands placed on it, and how can the workforce of tomorrow acquire the skills and competencies that are most in demand? Education, Skills, and Technical Change explores various facets of these questions and provides an overview of educational attainment in the United States and the channels through which labor force skills and education affect GDP growth. Contributors to this volume focus on a range of educational and training institutions and bring new data to bear on how we understand the role of college and vocational education and the size and nature of the skills gap. This work links a range of research areas—such as growth accounting, skill development, higher education, and immigration—and also examines how well students are being prepared for the current and future world of work.

Trillion Dollar Economists

Author: Robert Litan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111878183X
Size: 67.71 MB
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A detailed look at how economists shaped the world, and how thelegacy continues Trillion Dollar Economists explores the prize-winningideas that have shaped business decisions, business models, andgovernment policies, expanding the popular idea of the economist'srole from one of forecaster to one of innovator. Written by theformer Director of Economic Research at Bloomberg Government, theKauffman Foundation and the Brookings Institution, this bookdescribes the ways in which economists have helped shape the world– in some cases, dramatically enough to be recognized with aNobel Prize or Clark Medal. Detailed discussion of how economiststhink about the world and the pace of future innovation leads to anexamination of the role, importance, and limits of the market, andeconomists' contributions to business and policy in the past,present, and future. Few economists actually forecast the economy's performance.Instead, the bulk of the profession is concerned with how marketswork, and how they can be made more efficient and productive togenerate the things people want to buy for a better life. Full ofinterviews with leading economists and industry leaders,Trillion Dollar Economists showcases the innovations thathave built modern business and policy. Readers will: Review the basics of economics and the innovation ofeconomists, including market failures and the macro-microdistinction Discover the true power of economic ideas when used directly inbusiness, as exemplified by Priceline and Google Learn how economists contributed to policy platforms intransportation, energy, telecommunication, and more Explore the future of economics in business applications, andthe policy ideas, challenges, and implications Economists have helped firms launch new businesses, establishednew ways of making money, and shaped government policy to createnew opportunities and a new landscape on which businesses compete.Trillion Dollar Economists provides a comprehensiveexploration of these contributions, and a detailed look atinnovation to come.

Europe And The Spectre Of Post Growth Society

Author: Piotr Świtalski
Publisher: Council of Europe
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Europe has been going through its most serious crisis of values since the fall of communism. In public discourse, economic and social pressures have overshadowed the other dimensions of the crisis, including societal values. However, the crisis of values would appear to be more than simply an effect of the recession. Europeans have lost trust in democratic institutions at all levels: European, national and local. Rising xenophobia and discrimination against minorities undermine the vitality of the European model of tolerance. Europe is plagued by endemic corruption which costs it more than 100 billion euro annually, triggering political instability. Some believe that once Europe is back on the path of growth the crisis of values will disappear, and that there will be a resurgence of faith in European integration. But in the long term, growth in Western societies may be impaired by serious 'headwinds' resulting from demographic trends and rising inequalities, and Europe may become the first post-growth society. European societies are already changing their traditional characteristics as a result of exposure to the effects of two global mega-trends: the empowerment of the individual and cosmopolitisation. Can the European project be of relevance when addressing these challenges? What role in this process can be played by the Council of Europe, which is the embodiment of the idea that Europe is bigger than the European Union and the European agenda is richer than the economy and politics?

The Compensation Handbook Sixth Edition A State Of The Art Guide To Compensation Strategy And Design

Author: Lance A. Berger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071838236
Size: 47.10 MB
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The definitive guide for HR and compensation professionals—revised to help you achieve a sustainable competitive advantage for your company The theme of the sixth edition of the classic compensation guide aligns with business’s number-one goal today: achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. The Compensation Handbook shows you how to deal effectively with five strategic human capital issues: innovation, attracting talent and retention, big data, workforce changes, business advantage through compensation programs.


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