Description : God does not appear in the modern market. For most economists this is as it should be. It is in no way necessary, according to modern economic theory, to consider God when thinking about economy. Indeed, the absence of God in economic matters is viewed as necessary to the great advances in modern economy. The difficulty with modern market economies, however, is that human livelihood is also left out of the theory and practice of the market economy. ?"I propose to bring the church's teaching about God, the doctrine of the Trinity, to bear on the masked connections between God and economy. I will treat the Trinity as the way of understanding what the Bible calls the 'economy of God.'?
Description : Fusfeld's clear writing style and explanations make The Age of the Economist accessible to and appropriate for both economists and non-economists alike. Intended for many introductory courses, this short text chronicles the development of modern economics through discussions of the major schools of thought and through biographical sketches of key figures. It demonstrates the relevance of basic economic ideas to the great debates of our own times, and it emphasizes how events, ideologies, and changing economic institutions influence the relationship between economic theory and policy. The ninth edition has been updated throughout, and chapter 15, 'The New Economy, ' brings readers up to the 21st century through a discussion of technology, free trade, and globalization. * NEW! Chapter 15: The New Economy. * A thoroughly updated and streamlined Suggested Reading section, now including useful web links. * Updates throughout text, particularly in later chapters
Description : The Penguin Economist Special reports delve into the most pressing economic issues of the day: from national and global economies, to the impact of trade, industry and jobs. Written to be read on a long commute or in your lunch hour - be better informed in under an hour. Globalisation and technology are changing the structure of the labour market. Now, companies have the choice to recruit from further afield and without the need for traditional office workers. Matthew Bishop explores how companies can, and will, recruit employees in the future and how individuals can get ahead in this era of change. Sections include: The great mismatch Labour-market trends: Winners and losers Bottom of the pyramid Self-help: My big fat career Free-for-all Companies' concerns: Got talent? The role of government: Lending a hand A better balance: More feast, less famine
Description : The Penguin Economist Special reports delve into the most pressing economic issues of the day: from national and global economies, to the impact of trade, industry and jobs. Written to be read on a long commute or in your lunch hour - be better informed in under an hour. As Western liberalist capitalism flounders in the wake of global recession, state backed companies are slowly taking over. The melding of the power of the state and the power of capitalism is on the rise. Prevalent in the emerging economies of China, Russia and Brazil, some of the world's most powerful companies are state owned. The 13 biggest oil firms are government controlled. China Mobile has over 600million customers and the Emirates airlines is growing at 20% a year. However, despite the numerous successes, Adrian Wooldridge urges caution. He asks whether it could easily survive if confronted with difficulty, criticises the embedded corruption and cronyism and asks whether a fair trading system is possible to maintain with government favoured business. Slowly but surely, the invisible hand of the market is being usurped by the visible, often authoritarian, hand of state capitalism. Sections include: The visible hand Something old, something new - a brief history of state capitalism New masters of the universe - how state enterprise is spreading Theme and variations - state capitalism is not all the same Mixed bag - infrastructure and innovation The world in their hands - state capitalism looks outward and inward And the winner is - fatal flaws