A Theory of Full Employment

  • Y. S. Brenner
  • N. Brenner-Golomb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 1-6
  3. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 7-11
  4. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 13-18
  5. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 19-27
  6. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 29-34
  7. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 35-40
  8. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 41-50
  9. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 51-58
  10. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 59-67
  11. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 69-77
  12. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 79-83
  13. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 85-95
  14. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 97-115
  15. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 117-136
  16. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 153-172
  17. Y. S. Brenner, N. Brenner-Golomb
    Pages 173-183
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 185-221

About this book

Introduction

This book has three purposes. First, to convince professional economists who study the behaviour of the economic system as a whole that they must re-examine some of the assumptions behind the reigning economic theories. Second, to explain to the general public why the currently fashionable economic policies cannot solve the problem of massive long term unemployment. Third, to show that if people's political engagement is revived there is hope for escaping from the economic morass and moral wasteland into which, ever since the 1970s, the fashionable policies have been leading us. To elucidate the theoretical problem the authors pass in review several recent structural developments and consider their effect on the economy. To encourage renewed public political engagement they draw attention to the risks involved in allowing things to drift on in the present direction. The avowed purpose of the book imposes the need to present it in a manner accessible at once to professional macroeconomists and to a wider public ofpeople concerned about today's malaise, politicians, sociologists or philosophers and others. This imposes the need not to encumber readers with the customary glut of academic references in the text, and to refer only to the best known and politically most influential theories and to authors who are also widely known to people who are not professional economists.

Keywords

Employment business cycle integration unemployment welfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Y. S. Brenner
    • 1
  • N. Brenner-Golomb
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0793-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3730-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0793-1
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