Too much stuff: Capitalism in crisis (Hardback)
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Too much stuff: Capitalism in crisis (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 02/03/2017
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Where has capitalism gone wrong? Why do conventional policy solutions produce only wider income disparity and inequality? We now live in a new world in which we enjoy the highest living standard in history, acquiring ever more goods and services as necessary luxuries. Yet current policies only serve to expand public debt and exacerbate socio-economic inequality. In Too much stuff, Yamamura suggests the only way for capitalism and democracy to thrive is to increase investment to meet societal needs and argues that this will help reduce the growing wealth gap which threatens global democracy. With convincing evidence from across the Western world, this bold book challenges the economic orthodoxy and offers practical steps forward that we can all support.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447335658
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 25 mm


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"In our world of "necessary luxuries", incorrect investment incentives, disparate and worsening income distribution, this cogent, important, skeptical, provocative analysis proposes what must change in the US, Japan, Germany, and elsewhere." Hugh Patrick, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
"an accessible and clearly written book for anyone with an interest in economics who is wondering "where next" for government economic policy." Nat O'Connor, Ulster University
"A timely and urgent read given that western economies are at a political and environmental tipping point." Ann Pettifor, Policy Research in Macroeconomics
"A bold and heterodox diagnosis of capitalism's illness, and a bracing prescription: It's time for government to invest in basic needs, rather than encouraging us to make and buy growing mounds of junk. We will be talking about this book for years." Walter Hatch, Oak Institute for Human Rights, Colby College
"A compelling argument for a fairer, smarter form of capitalism which prioritises spending on public goods like health, infrastructure, education, and the environment. At a time of sharpening political end economic divides, this book is a must read." Miranda Schreurs, Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich
"This book is right on time: the leading post-WWII economies are losing economic momentum and facing threats to their democratic institutions. Kozo Yamamura demands a prompt systemic change of the capitalist system in order to revitalize growth and secure democracy." Guenter Heiduk, World Economy Research Institute, Warsaw School of Economics

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