Full Employment Regained?

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 27, 1995 - Business & Economics - 94 pages
'Have we given up trying to gain full employment?' 'If not, what should we be trying to do about it?' These are the fundamental questions that James Meade poses, and attempts to answer, in this short but timely book. As the issue of full employment moves once again to the centre of the political debate, Professor Meade draws our attention to a number of economic and financial factors which are neglected in debate, and suggests a novel package of changes which could be used to tackle the full employment problem. He condemns the neglect of macroeconomic analysis in designing full-employment policies, and asserts that the money value of total domestic production rather than the price level should be the object of a combined fiscal-monetary policy, which itself should focus on low interest rates rather than low tax rates.
 

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Contents

Foreword
ix
Preface
xv
Introduction
1
Demand Management
9
The Setting of Prices and Wage Rates
31
The Distribution of Income and Wealth
49
A Distinction between Underdeveloped and Overdeveloped Economies
63
A Diagrammatic Representation of a Citizens Income Financed by a Withdrawal Surcharge
67
External Relations
73
Conclusions
81
References and Suggested Further Reading
89
Index
91
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