The Ownership Solution

The Ownership Solution : Toward a Shared Capitalism for the Twenty First Century

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This text makes a case for a new kind of capitalism which can displace the late-1990s exclusive and socially divisive patterns of ownership. Since the end of the 1970s there has been a return to 19th-century primitive capitalism. The rich have got richer, and the trickle-down effect is barely visible. Jeff Gates' humanistic vision for broad-based prosperity, genuine security and abundant leisure is ideologically inscrutable and highly practical. This is not a US-centric book, but looks at capitalist systems around the world, including Europe, South Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 18mm | 275g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0140275304
  • 9780140275308

Table of contents

Part 1 Why capitalism creates so few capitalists: disconnected capitalism; reconstructing capitalism; why does capitalism create so few capitalists?; putting the "own" back into ownership; up-close capitalism - the employee ownership solution; new property paradigms; toward a workable ethic; reinventing labour unions; Part 2 A capitalism that works for everyone: making money; capitalism as if our children mattered; community without the communism; the politics of ownership. Part 3 Towards a 21st-century capitalism: reinventing capitalism; re-engineering capitalism for inclusion; creating a capitalism that creates more capitalists. Part 4 Coping with global capitalism: the development dilemma; reinventing capitalism in Europe; capitalism with Chinese characteristics; Latin America, the Caribbean and the Catholic church; South Africa - overcoming economic apartheid; Islamic ownership - the vice-regents. Appendix: making assets accountable; dissecting modern ownership; core ingredients in any ownership solution; GDP - what gets measured gets more