Prosperity in a Stable World

Volume III of Social Capitalism in Theory & Practice

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Author
Robert Corfe
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£18.99, US$ 32.99, €27.20
ISBN
978-0-9556055-5-0
Dewey Classification
321.8
BIC Categories
KF, KFFH, JB
Pages
xx/474
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About The Author

Under different pseudonyms, Robert Corfe is also the author of 3 autobiographical works: Death In Riyadh (Geoff Carter) describing his life as a businessman in the Middle East in the 80s; My Conflict With A Soviet Spy (Eddie Miller) relating his adventures in Finland in the mid-60s; and, The Girl From East Berlin (James Furner) an epic novel relating his love affair in the old German capital at the end of the 50s.

About The Book

In this third volume of Robert Corfe’s major work on Social Capitalism, he describes the business enterprise of the future and how prosperity will be ensured in a stable world. Part I homes in on the international situation, particularly in the Third world, and how internal capitalisation and intermediate technology will assist in raising the living standards of the poor. Parts II and IIIdescribe strategies for national prosperity on the macro-economic level in the advanced industrialised countries, and Part IV considers many aspects in the reform of the business enterprise. Part V is an exposé of 43 rentier capitalists and leaders of major corporations; and the final Part concludes the work with a summary and analytical declaration of Social Capitalist values and aims. As with the earlier volumes, the book will be of interest to all those seeking to resolve the most difficult socio-economic and environmental questions of our time, as well as those concerned with the future of the world of work.

More about this book

The reform of the financial-industrial infrastructure cannot be undertaken without considering fully the political culture in which it exists. But such reforms can only best be initiated from within the capitalist system itself by those most technically competent to effect necessary change, and hence this book calls upon the business community to take such an initiative.

Whilst the first volume of this work traced the development of the new majority and its potential readiness to promote desired change; and whilst the second volume laid out the theoretical basis for Social Capitalism and a new political consciousness; the third and final volume is concerned with the policies and practicalities of a Social Capitalist world. Part I of the present volume is concerned with the international dimension, and especially the Third world, and the need for its internal capitalisation and redefining the benefits of free trade, and the priority of environmental questions. Parts II and III are concerned with strategies for national prosperity on the macro-economic level in advanced industrial economies, and Part IV considers the reforms of the business enterprise in successfully integrating the common aims of employers and employed.

Part V is an exercise in the critique of Rentier capitalism, comprising an exposé of 43 leaders of major corporations, and Part VI concludes the work with a summary and analytical declaration of Social Capitalist values and aims. As this book clearly demonstrates, a free and democratic world cannot be achieved or maintained without the successful establishment of a Social Capitalist society which seeks to maximise the individual ownership and control of the means of production, distribution and exchange.