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The Resource End unemployment now : how to eliminate joblessness, debt, and poverty despite Congress, Ravi Batra

End unemployment now : how to eliminate joblessness, debt, and poverty despite Congress, Ravi Batra

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End unemployment now : how to eliminate joblessness, debt, and poverty despite Congress
Title
End unemployment now
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how to eliminate joblessness, debt, and poverty despite Congress
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Ravi Batra
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eng
Summary
  • "2010 marked the year when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an end to the Great Recession. The economy had shed over six million jobs in 2008 and 2009, but few had been recalled to work by 2010. Today, government policies have yet to make a significant dent in unemployment. Here, Ravi Batra explores why this is the case. He explains how joblessness can be completely eliminated--in just two years, and without the help of our painfully incompetent Congress. The President and the Federal Reserve have the legal authority to generate free-market conditions that will quickly end the specter of unemployment, all without involving Congress. Some examples of how to end unemployment without congressional intrusion: [bullet] Creating a bank by the FDIC to compete with banking giants and then charging only 5% interest rates on credit card balances, instead of the standard 10-35% seen today [bullet] Banning mergers among large and profitable firms, as such mergers directly cause layoffs and reinforce monopoly capitalism [bullet] Aid to small businesses in the form of cheap loans and government contracts, because small firms have been real job creators since 1980, while Big Business has been a job destroyer [bullet] Offer retiree bonds to increase the incomes of pensioners who live on savings and whose incomes have been practically destroyed by the collapse of interest rates [bullet] Bring oil prices down to $20/barrel, which would lower a gallon of gas to $1.50"--
  • "2010 marked the year when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an end to the Great Recession. The economy had shed over six million jobs in 2008 and 2009, but few had been recalled to work by 2010. Today, government policies have yet to make a significant dent in unemployment. Here, Ravi Batra explores why this is the case. He explains how joblessness can be completely eliminated--in just two years, and without the help of our painfully incompetent Congress. The President and the Federal Reserve have the legal authority to generate free-market conditions that will quickly end the specter of unemployment, all without involving Congress. Some examples of how to end unemployment without congressional intrusion: - Creating a bank by the FDIC to compete with banking giants and then charging only 5% interest rates on credit card balances, instead of the standard 10-35% seen today - Banning mergers among large and profitable firms, as such mergers directly cause layoffs and reinforce monopoly capitalism - Aid to small businesses in the form of cheap loans and government contracts, because small firms have been real job creators since 1980, while Big Business has been a job destroyer - Offer retiree bonds to increase the incomes of pensioners who live on savings and whose incomes have been practically destroyed by the collapse of interest rates - Bring oil prices down to $20/barrel, which would lower a gallon of gas to $1.50"--
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Batra, Raveendra N
Dewey number
331.13/770973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5724
LC item number
.B3458 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Unemployment
  • Manpower policy
  • Small business
  • Fiscal policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Fiscal policy
  • Manpower policy
  • Small business
  • Unemployment
  • United States
  • United States
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End unemployment now : how to eliminate joblessness, debt, and poverty despite Congress, Ravi Batra
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/077/9781137280077/image/lgcover.9781137280077.jpg
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The diagnosis : Introduction ; A do-nothing congress ; Unemployment: a curse ; Monopoly capitalism and the theory of free profits ; What really causes unemployment? ; Bubbles are troubles ; Monopoly capitalism and the rising wage gap ; A town hall-style debate -- The cure : Free-market outcomes: banking and finance ; Free-market outcomes: oil and gasoline ; Free-market outcomes: Big Pharma and foreign trade ; Eliminating global poverty ; A free-market manifesto -- Appendix. A new theory of unemployment: globalization and the wage-productivity gap
Control code
ocn889523290
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781137280077
Lccn
2014039420
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781137280077
  • (OCoLC)889523290
Label
End unemployment now : how to eliminate joblessness, debt, and poverty despite Congress, Ravi Batra
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/077/9781137280077/image/lgcover.9781137280077.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The diagnosis : Introduction ; A do-nothing congress ; Unemployment: a curse ; Monopoly capitalism and the theory of free profits ; What really causes unemployment? ; Bubbles are troubles ; Monopoly capitalism and the rising wage gap ; A town hall-style debate -- The cure : Free-market outcomes: banking and finance ; Free-market outcomes: oil and gasoline ; Free-market outcomes: Big Pharma and foreign trade ; Eliminating global poverty ; A free-market manifesto -- Appendix. A new theory of unemployment: globalization and the wage-productivity gap
Control code
ocn889523290
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages
Isbn
9781137280077
Lccn
2014039420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781137280077
  • (OCoLC)889523290

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