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Brave new wealthy world: winning the struggle for world prosperity

Author: Edmunds, John C. Publisher: Financial Times, 2003. ; Prentice Hall, 2003.Language: EnglishDescription: 226 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0130381608Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Brave New Wealthy World Winning the Struggle for World Prosperity Contents Preface xv chapter 1 A New Force and the Race to Harness It Securitization Does Securitization Create Value? National Financial Systems National Financial Systems as Engines of Growth Asset Booms Contrasted with Bubbles A Fully Securitized Country Contrasted with a Completely Unsecuritized Country Implementing a Finance-Driven Growth Strategy Competition to Harness the Power of Securitization Origins of the Pressure to Harness the New Force Favorable Conditions for the Securitization-Driven Growth Strategy 1 2 6 6 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 17 24 25 chapter 2 An Idea Germinates A Belief Grounded in Early Experiences The Campaign to Raise Market Values Gets Underway chapter 3 Three Booms and How They Ended chapter 4 Financial Assets: Catalysts of World Prosperity Shining the Spotlight on Financial Infrastructure Growth Pattern of United States Financial Wealth 1960-1980 Growth of U.S. Financial Wealth Takes Off 1980-2000 Conclusion 27 41 45 49 53 60 chapter 5 Three Defective National Financial Systems and Attributes of a Better One The Era of Financial Assets Begins Built to Fall Down Two Tasks Deliver Us from Temptation Transmitting Pressure to Perform Conclusion 61 79 80 81 85 86 87 chapter 6 Is It Workable for Everyone to Invest in the United States? Yields on U.S. Financial Investments Take Off Priorities Shift to Raising Returns on Financial Assets Americans Raise Their Aspirations The New Mechanism for Creating Wealth in the United States An Upper Limit to the Financial Wealth-Creation Process in the United States? Breaking the Upper Limit to the Financial Wealth Creation Process Emerging Countries as Sources of Raw Material for Securitization Reforming National Financial Systems in the Emerging Countries Conclusion and Implications 89 90 92 94 95 97 102 105 107 108 chapter 7 Structuring Viable Ways to Invest in Poor Countries Recycling Risk-Tolerant Capital The Nicaraguan Flour Mill The Blue Jeans Factory Design Defects The Philippine Generating Plants No Design Defects? A Better Design Potential Gains from Better Design The Cost of Defective Design Pressure for Better Design Conclusion 111 113 115 118 119 120 121 122 125 126 127 128 131 137 140 142 144 chapter 8 Population and Wealth The Controversy: Slowdown to Zero Population Growth? Implications of the Population Slowdown Causes of the Slowdown Scenarios of Population and Wealth chapter 9 Rising Wealth and the Impending Labor Shortage Wealth and Demand for Services Spending from Wealth Prospects for a U.S. Labor Shortage The Distribution of Wealth and the Propensity to Spend New Wealth Spending from Wealth and Job Creation An Impending Labor Shortage, Or a Mirage? Conclusion 149 163 165 166 167 169 170 171 chapter 10 Wealth Concentration and Diffusion 173 Improvement in the Distribution of Income 174 A New Role for Poor People in the World Economy 175 The New Symbiotic Relationship between Rich Countries and Poor Countries 177 Details and Difficulties of the Symbiotic Relationship 179 Implementing the Proposed Solution 181 The Coming Shortage of Buyers in the Rich Countries Savers in Poor Countries Rescue Rich Retirees? International Diversification for Everyone The Main Prosperity Diffusion Scenario Feasibility of the Main Prosperity Diffusion Scenario A More Grandiose Prosperity Diffusion Scenario Conclusion 183 184 185 186 190 191 193 195 201 204 207 215 chapter 11 Conclusion and Implications Implications for Investors A Happy Ending Endnotes Index

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