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Robert E. Lane's After the End of History: The Curious Fate of American PDF

By Robert E. Lane

ISBN-10: 0472069152

ISBN-13: 9780472069156

ISBN-10: 0472099159

ISBN-13: 9780472099153

"Robert E. Lane is among the so much renowned and individual critics of either the human impression of marketplace economies and financial idea, arguing from a lot examine that happiness is prone to stream from companionship, delight in paintings, contribution to society, and the chance to increase as somebody, than from the pursuit of wealth and the buildup of fabric items in industry economies. This most recent paintings playfully personalizes the distinction via a discussion among a humanistic social scientist, Dessi, and a marketplace economist, Adam. it's all too infrequent to have the 2 aspects speaking to one another. additionally, in Lane's witty and literate fingers, it's an open-minded and balanced dialog, within which neither aspect has the entire solutions. His unprecedented seize of interdisciplinary social medical wisdom is dropped at endure at the greatest questions of human lifestyles: What surely makes humans satisfied? How may still human society be geared up to maximise the standard of human lives?"
--David O. Sears, Professor of Psychology and Political technological know-how, UCLA

"Lane's deep wisdom of the assets of human happiness allows him to increase a strong critique of monetary theory."
---Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political technological know-how, Yale University

Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political technology at Yale college. His earlier guides comprise The lack of Happiness in marketplace Democracies (2000) and The industry adventure (1991).

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The more easily goods and production factors can move, the more integrated markets are. There are various barriers to trade and to production factor movements. There are both natural barriers and political barriers. The natural barriers concern the difficulties of overcoming physical distances. Technology determines how easily goods can be transported from one place to another, and the same applies to the mobility of production factors. Also, the technical possibilities of communication are very important for trade and factor movements.

9 Factors influencing economic development Growth is closely linked to increases in labour productivity The amount of goods and services available for the citizens of a country depends on the volume produced and the capacity to import. The available volume of goods and services (Y) is the sum of the volume of domestically produced goods and services for private consumption (C), for private investment (I), for public consumption and investment (G) in the country and the volume of imported goods and services (M).

There are some automatic economic stabilisers connected with the public sector. During periods of low economic activity, tax revenues fall more than activity, and public expenditures, such as unemployment payments, are automatically increased. Lower taxes and increased social transfers both stabilise disposable incomes in the economy. When the public sector is larger, the automatic stabilisers become more powerful. Economic conditions for the agricultural sector change more than in other sectors.

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