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Innovation and Employment
1st Edition - January 1, 1980
Author: David Foster
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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… Read more
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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.
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