Real Solutions for A Troubled Economic SystemBook - 2015
p>With the fall of the Berlin Wall, one economic model emerged triumphant. Capitalism—spanning a spectrum from laissez faire to authoritarian—shapes the market economies of all the wealthiest and fastest-growing nations.
But trouble is cracking its shiny veneer. In the U.S., Europe, and Japan, economic growth has slowed down. Wealth is concentrated in the hands of a few; natural resources are exploited for short-term profit; and good jobs are hard to find.
With piercing clarity, Philip Kotler explains 14 major problems undermining capitalism, including persistent poverty, job creation in the face of automation, high debt burdens, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, steep environmental costs, boom-bust economic cycles, and more.
Amidst its dire assessment of what's ailing us, Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around. Movements toward shared prosperity and a higher purpose are reinvigorating companies large and small, while proposals abound on government policies that offer protections without stagnation. Kotler identifies the best ideas, linking private and public initiatives into a force for positive change.
Combining economic history, expert insight, business lessons, and recent data, this landmark book elucidates today's critical dilemmas and suggests solutions for returning to a healthier, more sustainable Capitalism—that works for all.
Kotler presents readers with an examination of fourteen problems he believes are undermining contemporary capitalism, including debt burdens, job creation struggles, persistent poverty, the disproportionate influence of the wealthy on public policy, environmental issues, the cyclical nature of the economy, and others. The author has organized the main body of his text in fourteen chapters devoted to the persistence of poverty, the rise of income inequity, job creation in the face of automation, and a wide variety of other related subjects. Philip Kotler is a faculty member of Northwester University, Illinois. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Assesses fourteen major vulnerabilities in the American economic system, and offers solutions for buttressing shortcomings and returning to a more sustainable capitalism.