Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor, www.BusinessThinker.com
Founder and former CEO, JPIndustries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial group
We have been in the midst of a fundamental and historic shift of how the economies around the world develop. With the collapse of the centralized and state control model of the economy what we have now, however, imperfect it maybe, is the model of the “Free Market.”
This shift is occurring in parallel with two other sociopolitical expressions:
- Smaller government, though the last few years this seems not to have been happening.
- The need, indeed the demand by our society to provide assistance, protection, and distribution of economic benefits in a “fair” way
What we are witnessing is a major shift on “how we can fulfill our expectations of a humanistic society” while we keep the state’s interventions and control power at minimum.
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Dr. John Psarouthakis, Executive Editor of www.BusinessThinker.com, Founder and former CEO, JP Industries, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial corporation, Adjunct Professor(ret.), Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
President Trump promised that he will bring back manufacturing jobs that in recent years moved to other more “competitive” countries. That is a great objective for our employment and economic expansion.
I wish him success.
In late 2012 I wrote a book titled “Th Technology Imperative: What Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Really Means in the 21st Century”
Here are issues addressed in my book. Certain brief summaries have been posted and the others will be posted. The linkages are shown just under the headings.
- Some Things Are Not Reversible http://businessthinker.com/some-things-are-not-reversible/
- To Solve a Problem, First Define It
- Forget planned obsolescence; it will happen, planned or not
- The other elephant in the room (and every room in the whole world)
- Why progress always ‘puts some people out of work’
- Manufacturing, despite all that, remains crucial to our economy
- Education isn’t everything, but it’s close
- So can we ‘define the problem’ now?
- The problem defined
- Avoiding dystopia
- In addition to bringing back jobs here is a suggested solution for expanding our economy and maintaining improving employment:
“The Technology Imperative: What Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! Really Means in the 21st Century”, John Psarouthakis, Gavdos Press, October 2012.
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By Dr. JimYong Kim, M.D., Ph.D. is the President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he became president in July 2012, the organization established two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries. Kim’s career has been focused on health, education, and delivering services to the poor.
Approximately one in three companies around the world identify corruption as a major constraint to operating their business. We can and must do much more to combat corruption. It poses an enormous obstacle to the global goal of ending extreme poverty, denying resources to the poor and undermining the delivery of services to the vulnerable.
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