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Binary Economics : The New Paradigm :  The New Paradigm - Robert U. Ashford

Binary Economics : The New Paradigm

The New Paradigm

Paperback Published: February 1999
ISBN: 9780761813217
Number Of Pages: 448

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Binary Economics presents a new paradigm which founds a practical new economics and a unifying new politics that enable people to understand and realize their essential rights and responsibilities in a market economy. This paradigm recognizes that capital has a potent productive and distributive relationship to growth, and by democratically extending the efficient means to acquire capital to all people using the earnings of capital on market principles, binary economics offers many important benefits beyond those provided by conventional economics. The authors present this concept as new hope for solving seemingly intractable problems of economic efficiency, distribution, and justice not solved by conventional economic theories and practices, while enabling people to understand and realize their essential rights and responsibilities in a market economy. The binary paradigm allows cooperation with governments to make modest reforms to existing capital markets so that all people can acquire capital using the earnings of capital and offering the market foundation for many important benefits, including substantial, sustainable growth; more equal opportunity and social justice; increased earning power for the poor, working and middle class people; a greener environment; individual autonomy; strong families and communities; strengthened democracy; and voluntary control of population levels.

. . . binary economics is intriguing. . .--Business Ethics Magazine

List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Overview of the new binary paradigmp. 1
Overview of binary economicsp. 9
The new binary paradigm
The great growth in productive capacity and total economic outputp. 81
Conventional productivityp. 111
Binary productivenessp. 129
Growth, distribution and financep. 179
The strategy and structure of the binary economy
The binary strategyp. 205
The structure of a binary economyp. 233
Binary growth - the natural consequence of a democratic private property systemp. 273
Beyond the linear paradigm
Binary economics is outside the linear paradigmp. 309
The choice in private property systemsp. 327
The broad beneficial promise of binary economicsp. 357
A brief history of binary economicsp. 405
The binary futurep. 429
Binary Bibliographyp. 449
Indexp. 451
Author Biographical Sketchesp. 463
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ISBN: 9780761813217
ISBN-10: 0761813217
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: February 1999
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.64