Innovation and Employment

Innovation and Employment

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: David Foster
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165486

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Innovation and Employment is a comprehensive study of the various aspects and principles of the problem of unemployment in Great Britain. It aims to provide new approaches and newfangled proposals that delineate from traditional methods of solving the problem of unemployment. The formulation of a practical solution to the problem of unemployment is the main objective of the book. Prior to the presentation of the solution, correct facts and figures are gathered and the basic principles of employment are identified and explained. Finally, the author suggests the creation of a National Work Service to find a special job-fit between the self-starters and the unemployed, which hopefully can create a parallel economic arrangement of continuous economic growth. Economists, labor planners, demographers, politicians, and students of economics and sociology will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    1. The New Unemployment

    The History of the New Unemployment

    Forecasts of Future Unemployment

    Automation and the Unemployment Principle

    A Saturating Domestic Market?

    The Standard of Living of the Unemployed


    2. Dealing with Unemployment

    The Jig-saw Pieces

    The First Jig-saw Piece — 'More Industrial Production'

    The Second Jig-saw Piece — 'The Siege Economy'

    The Third Jig-saw Piece — 'New Products'

    The Fourth Jig-saw Piece — 'Grow all our own Food'

    The Fifth Jig-saw Piece — 'Invite the Japanese to Manufacture in Britain'

    The Sixth Jig-saw Piece — 'Expand Services'

    The Seventh Jig-saw Piece — Back the Small Business'

    The Eighth Jig-saw Piece — 'Share the Work out'

    The Ninth Jig-saw Piece — 'The Natural Social Growth Areas'

    The Tenth Jig-saw Piece — Government Action for Unemployment

    A Review of the Jig-saw Pieces for the 'Cure' of Unemployment

    3. Towards a Logic of Employment Principles

    The Need for Employment Principles

    The Pragmatic Approach through Anti-pain Law

    The Cost of Unemployment

    Human Happiness and Humanity Wealth

    Employment Principles Based on Human Capitalism

    The Practical Implications and Proposals

    4. Employment by Expanding the Small Independent Businesses

    The Independent Business Community

    The Impediments to the Growth of Independent Businesses

    Small Businesses in the United States

    Unemployment and the Independent Businesses

    The Destruction of the Impediments So the Independent Businesses Can Employ Many More People

    5. Innovation for New Products

    Inroads by the Foreigner

    Developing Products for the Nationalized Industries and the Welfare State

    The Need for 'Unique Products'

    The British Industrial Research Organization and Why it Does Not Innovate New Products

    6. The Role of the Back-Room Boy and the Inventor

    British Inventive Genius

    The Problems of the Inventor

    Encouraging the Inventor and the Back-room Boys

    7. A National Work Service

    'All Who Want to Work Shall Have Work' - Youth

    The National Work Service Related to Youth

    Would the Self-starters Collaborate?

    The Need for Vocation Colleges

    The Extension of the National Work Service to Adults

    Extension of the National Work Service to Innovating Back-room Boys

    The Use of the National Work Service and Vocation Colleges for General Job-matching

    The Costs of a National Work Service to Eliminate Unemployment at the 1978 Level

    'Just Jobs ' or 'Jobs for Wealth'?

    The Longer-term Future of the National Work Service

    8. Summary of Proposals for Dealing with One Million Unemployed

    The Overall System

    Control at Ministry Level - Bringing it all Together

    Requirements to Actualize the Proposals

    Epilogue: Reflections on a Larger Canvas



Product details

  • No. of pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165486

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David Foster

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