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.

The World Economy

Author: Dale W. Jorgenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107143349
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The first long-term analysis of the process of structural change and productivity growth in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the USA.

North Carolina Beyond The Connected Age

Author: Michael L. Walden
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469635739
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For years, North Carolina has been one of the nation's fastest-growing states, bringing tremendous change to the state's people, industries, jobs, places, environment, and government. Much of this change resulted from the information and technology revolution, which connected the state more fully to the country and the world. But we are now moving beyond the connected age, argues Michael L. Walden, to a new era of living, production, and work, and North Carolina faces not only unanswered questions about the past but also new challenges and opportunities visible on the horizon. What will these new transformations mean for the state's people, places, and prosperity? In this book, Walden lays out these looming economic issues and offers predictions of future trends as well as multiple policy options for taxation, infrastructure, and environmental issues. While the future cannot be perfectly predicted, Walden's expert analysis is mandatory reading for policy makers, business leaders, and everyday people seeking to prepare for upcoming changes in North Carolina's economy.

Education Skills And Technical Change

Author: Charles R. Hulten
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022656794X
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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.

Europe And The Spectre Of Post Growth Society

Author: Piotr Świtalski
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN:
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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
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. 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.

The New Nation

Author: Edward Bellamy
Publisher:
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