The Public Wealth of Nations

The Public Wealth of Nations

This radical, reforming book was named one of the "Books of the Year".by both the FT and The Economist.

Author: D. Detter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137519863

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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We have spent the last three decades engaged in a pointless and irrelevant debate about the relative merits of privatization or nationalization. We have been arguing about the wrong thing while sitting on a goldmine of assets. Don’t worry about who owns those assets, worry about whether they are managed effectively. Why does this matter? Because despite the Thatcher/ Reagan economic revolution, the largest pool of wealth in the world – a global total that is much larger than the world’s total pensions savings, and ten times the total of all the sovereign wealth funds on the planet – is still comprised of commercial assets that are held in public ownership. If professionally managed, they could generate an annual yield of 2.7 trillion dollars, more than current global spending on infrastructure: transport, power, water, and communications. Based on both economic research and hands-on experience from many countries, the authors argue that publicly owned commercial assets need to be taken out of the direct and distorting control of politicians and placed under professional management in a ‘National Wealth Fund’ or its local government equivalent. Such a move would trigger much-needed structural reforms in national economies, thus resurrect strained government finances, bolster ailing economic growth, and improve the fabric of democratic institutions. This radical, reforming book was named one of the "Books of the Year".by both the FT and The Economist.
Categories: Social Science

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth

Frugality is said to increase , prodigality to diminish , the public capital . † Every
prodigal is represented as a public enemy , and every frugal man as a public
benefactor . I it ; * Wealth of Nations , Vol . I. p . 409 , 4to edit . of Wealth of
Nations ...

Author: James Maitland Earl of Lauderdale

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019888996

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 465

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Written by a Scottish peer in the British House of Lords, thiswork was the first to draw attention to the economic consequences of a budget surplus or deficit and its influence on the expansion or contraction of the economy.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

The barbarism and refinement of nations depend more on their wealth than on
any other circumstance . ... have always increased proportionally to the increase
of the public wealth , or to the means of rewarding and honouring their labours .

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0023453151

Category: Economics

Page: 685

View: 236

Categories: Economics

The Public Wealth of Cities

The Public Wealth of Cities

Poorly performing schools and inadequate social services. These are common complaints in cities, which too often struggle just to keep the lights on, much less make the long-term investments necessary for future generations.

Author: Dag Detter

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815729990

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

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How to leverage existing resources to meet the current and future needs of cities Crumbling streets and bridges. Poorly performing schools and inadequate social services. These are common complaints in cities, which too often struggle just to keep the lights on, much less make the long-term investments necessary for future generations. It doesn’t have to be this way. This book by two internationally recognized experts in public finance describes a new way of restoring economic vitality and financial stability to cities, using steps that already have been proven remarkably successful. The key is unlocking social, human, and economic wealth that cities already own but is out of sight—or “hidden.” A focus on existing public wealth helps to shift attention and resources from short-term spending to longer-term investments that can vastly raise the quality of life for many generations of urban residents. A crucial first step is to understand a city’s balance sheet—too few cities comprehend how valuable a working tool this can be. With this in hand, taxpayers, politicians, and investors can better recognize the long-term consequences of political decisions and make choices that mobilize real returns rather than rely on more taxes, debt, or austerity. Another hidden asset is real estate. Even poor cities own large swathes of poorly utilized land, or they control underperforming utilities and other commercial assets. Most cities could more than double their investments with smarter use of these commercial assets. Managing the city’s assets smartly through the authors’ proposed Urban Wealth Funds—at arm’s-length from short-term political influence—will enable cities to ramp up much needed infrastructure investments.
Categories: Political Science

An Elementary Treatise on Individual and Public Wealth

An Elementary Treatise on Individual and Public Wealth

... there is no augmentation of the public wealth ; for it is evident that in proportion
as this increase would benefit certain ... It results from what precedes , that the
science of the wealth of nations really consists in the knowledge of whatever
tends ...

Author: Louis Say

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024513015

Category: Economics

Page: 331

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Categories: Economics

Wealth of Nations

Wealth of Nations

"Originally published in 1901"--T.p. verso.

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602069398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 991

"Originally published in 1901"--T.p. verso.
Categories: Business & Economics

Economics

Economics

An Account of the Relations Between Private Property and Public Welfare Arthur
Twining Hadley. merly water ... Improvements in the arts have had a beneficial
effect on the public wealth of nations wholly out of proportion to any gains which ...

Author: Arthur Twining Hadley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3115648

Category: Economics

Page: 496

View: 604

Categories: Economics

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

Presents the classic eighteenth-century treatise on political economics.

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Modern Library Classics

ISBN: 0679783369

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 1154

View: 180

Presents the classic eighteenth-century treatise on political economics.
Categories: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Japanese Notions of European Political Economy

Japanese Notions of European Political Economy

ADAM SMITH , whose famous “ Wealth of Nations ” was published in 1776 ,
defines political economy as the study that treats of “ the causes of the
improvement in the productive powers of labor , and the order according to which
its produce is ...

Author: James Love

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:14390953

Category: Economics

Page: 41

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Categories: Economics

Public Libraries and the Wealth of Nations

Public Libraries and the Wealth of Nations

On wealth nations , especially in OECD , the national libraries are symbol of
national prestige . Aside from regular expansions , some are involved in
renovation of buildings with sculpture , murals , and other works of arts . It takes
years if not a ...

Author: Armando Armas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082755078

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 352

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Categories: Book industries and trade

The Nations of the World England

The Nations of the World  England

His strength lay in finance; and he came forward at a time when the growth of
English wealth made a knowledge of ... of labor, by suffering the worker to pursue
his own interest in his own way, that the public wealth would best be promoted.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030513313

Category: World history

Page:

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Categories: World history

Nations of the World Green J R England 4 v

Nations of the World  Green  J  R  England  4 v

His strength lay in finance ; and he came forward at a time when the growth of
English wealth made a knowledge of finance ... by suffering the worker to pursue
his own interest in his own way , that the public wealth would best be promoted .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118165849

Category: World history

Page:

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Categories: World history

The Wealth of Nations An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations  An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

That system which represents the produce of land as the sole source of the
revenue and wealth of every country, has so far as I know, never been adopted
by any nation, and it at present exists only in the speculations of a few men of
great ...

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Harriman House Limited

ISBN: 9781905641260

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

View: 777

States that economic exploitation, through the monopoly trade of empire, stifled wealth-creation in both home and foreign lands. This book suggests that protectionism preserved the status quo, and privileged a few elites at the expense of long run growth.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Cities and the Wealth of Nations

In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525432876

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 554

In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities—and our entire economy.
Categories: Social Science

The Statist

The Statist

Incorporated under the Companies Acts , 1862 to which spreads over the
depression under the August 1890 . Wealth of Nations Bonanza Hillock ; Capital ,
£ 160,000 , in 160,000 Shares of £ l each , of fallen from the lode outcrop on this
claim ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89008507584

Category: Commerce

Page:

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Categories: Commerce

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth and Into the Means and Causes of Its Increase 1804

An Inquiry Into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth  and Into the Means and Causes of Its Increase  1804

On this principle have proceeded the various statements of national wealth ,
which have at different times been submitted to the public . Thus , by Sir William
PetTy ' s * Wealth of Nations , vol . I . p . 421 . 4to edit . + Ibid . vol . I , p . 414 .

Author: James Maitland Earl of Lauderdale

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022736667

Category: Economics

Page: 482

View: 216

Categories: Economics

History of the English People

History of the English People

If books are to be measured by the effect which they have produced on the
fortunes of man . kind , the “ Wealth of Nations ” must rank among the greatest of
books . Its author was Adam Smith , an Oxford scholar and a professor at
Glasgow .

Author: John Richard Green

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWKFYE

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 143

Categories: Great Britain

A Short History of the English People

A Short History of the English People

THE SECOND Рітт 1783 TO 1793 mankind , the “ Wealth of Nations ” must rank
among the greatest of books . Its author was Adam Smith , an Oxford scholar and
a professor at Glasgow . Labour , he contended , was the one source of wealth ...

Author: John Richard Green

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWXI68

Category: Great Britain

Page: 872

View: 652

Categories: Great Britain

Technology and the Wealth of Nations

Technology and the Wealth of Nations

Author:

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804766584

Category: Business & Economics

Page:

View: 985

firms as developers, adapters, and managers of new technologies, largely because government policies have not been conducive to successful commercialization of technology. As we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, economic policy and performance are being linked more and more closely to technology-related issues. Technology commercialization is now recognized as critical to this linkage, and this book constitutes a state-of-the-art analysis of this vital but often overlooked aspect of technological innovation. The sixteen papers in this volume contribute to three important tasks. First, they draw on new developments in theoretical and empirical analysis to integrate the macro-and microeconomic dimensions of technological innovation and commercialization. Second, they extend and enrich the macroeconomic analysis of growth, capital formation, and international economic interactions to highlight the influences of macroeconomic variables on technology commercialization.
Categories: Business & Economics