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The tyranny of dead ideas : letting go of the old ways of thinking to unleash a new prosperity

Author: Matthew Miller
Publisher: New York : Times Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A leading political and business thinker identifies the greatest threat to our economic future: the things we think we know--but don't. In the face of global competition and rapid technological change, our economy is facing its most severe test in nearly a century. Yet our leaders have failed to prepare us for what lies ahead because they are in the grip of a set of "dead ideas" about how a modern economy should  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Miller
ISBN: 9780805087871 0805087877
OCLC Number: 233173069
Description: 258 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Today's dead ideas --
The kids will earn more than we do --
Free trade is "good" (no matter how many people get hurt) --
Your company should take care of you --
Taxes hurt the economy (and they're always too high) --
Schools are a local matter --
Money follows merit --
The tyranny of dead ideas --
pt. 2. Tomorrow's destined ideas --
Only government can save business --
Only business can save liberalism --
Only higher taxes can save the economy (and the planet) --
Only the (lower) upper class can save us from inequality --
Only better living can save sagging paychecks --
Only a dose of "nationalization" can save local schools --
Only lessons from abroad can save American ideals --
From dead to destined ideas --
Afterword: Burying dead ideas in business and beyond.
Responsibility: Matt Miller.
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A leading political and business thinker identifies the greatest threat to our economic future: the things we think we know--but don't. In the face of global competition and rapid technological change, our economy is facing its most severe test in nearly a century. Yet our leaders have failed to prepare us for what lies ahead because they are in the grip of a set of "dead ideas" about how a modern economy should work. These ways of thinking--dubious at best and often dead wrong--are on a collision course with irreversible economic developments. Here, Matt Miller offers a blend of business-world acumen and public-policy vision to lay bare how this conventional wisdom holds our country back, and he introduces us to a new way of thinking--what he calls "tomorrow's destined ideas"--That can reinvigorate our economy, our politics, and our day-to-day lives. --From publisher description.

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