Innovation and Employment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080225005, 9781483165486

Innovation and Employment

1st Edition

Authors: David Foster
eBook ISBN: 9781483165486
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 208
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Description

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 Acknowledgments Introduction

  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 'Layabouts'?
  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 Inve

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

About the Author

David Foster

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