Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons
by Peter Barnes
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2006
Number of pages: 207
Barnes' idea is that we need to use a 3rd institution - "the commons" - to develop a better form a capitalism that takes into account natural resources that are used and not accounted for. This is needed, because government has failed to do a good job in this regard and is subject by capture by industry, something that is very prevalent in the USA. The commons works by being above the short term exigencies of businessmen and politicians, using the power of property rights under legal trusteeship to ensure that the commons under trust are best used for the long term.
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by Charles Siegel - Preservation Institute
The author made this book both readable and pro-active. His assessment of the counterproductivity of our economy and consumer society is timely in an era when we must decide how much is enough for ourselves - and for a sustainable planet.
by Kel Kelly - Ludwig von Mises Institute
What's the American system of economics? Most people would say it is capitalism, which thereby deserves all fault when anything goes wrong. Kel Kelly responds to this myth in this comprehensive treatment of the free market and intervention.
by Yongfu Huang - Palgrave Macmillan
This book investigates the political, economic, policy and geographic determinants of the development of financial markets. The volume examines the causality between financial development and aggregate private investment from an economic perspective.
by Gerald Epstein - International Labour Organization
Argues that monetary policy should be expanded to consider employment creation along with inflation control where unemployment and underemployment are a cause for concern. Discusses a range of policy options that can be used to pursue this goal.