Amid the biggest economic transformation in a century, many Americans are uncertain about the future-there are many paths to opportunity but few people travel them. In America's Moment, American CEOs, technologists, community leaders, educators, management experts and government officials suggest an agenda for an exciting future in this time of change. Illustrated by people who are showing the way, it includes action people can take in their own community: preparing for success; using the reach of the Internet and data to innovate jobs and to reach new markets; using technology to match employers and workers; and transitioning to a "no-collar" working world. America's Moment describes how the forces of change can become tools that open opportunity to everyone. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780393285130 20160618
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2015.
Book — xviii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Background facts / James Piereson
The broad-based rise in return to top talent / Joshua D. Rauh
The economic determinants of top income inequality / Charles I. Jones
Intergenerational mobility and income inequality / Jörg L. Spenkuch
The effects of redistribution policies on growth and unemployment / Casey B. Mulligan
Income and wealth in America / Kevin M. Murphy and Emmanuel Saez
Conclusions and solutions / John H. Cochrane, Lee E. Ohanian, and George P. Shultz
Remembering Gary Becker / Edward P. Lazear and George P. Shultz.
Drawing from a 2014 Hoover Institution Conference on Inequality in honor of Gary Becker, a group of distinguished contributors explore various measures of inequality in America and address the issue of whether or not it is increasing. In looking at this question and examining policy implications, the authors draw on research on human capital and intergenerational mobility. The authors suggest that the emphasis on inequality and redistribution, while not wrong, is nevertheless misplaced, for it may lead us to adopt policies that will disrupt the progress we have made while doing nothing to promote the kind of growth that is essential to national progress. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817919047 20160619
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
Book — xv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Part I. China's economy
Part II. US economy and other issues
Part III. US-China interactions
Part IV. Japan, Korea, India
Part V. Other regions and issues.
In this wide-ranging collection of essays first published between 2007 and 2014, Charles Wolf Jr. shares his insights on the world's economies, including those of China, the United States, Japan, Korea, India, and others. First appearing in such periodicals as in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Weekly Standard, among others, these chapters take on a range of questions about the global economy. Wolf discusses the paradoxes and puzzles within China's political economy and in its interactions with the United States. He analyses the shortcomings of Keynesian economics as a response to the 2008 recession, as well as the weaknesses of policies and actions inferred from the theory, and compares those weaknesses with those of austerity policies intended to limit government spending and indebtedness. He also offers his views on economic inequality and where its principal sources may truly lay, China's currency and the continuing controversy about whether and when it may become a major international reserve currency, and many more insights on key economic issues affecting the global economy. Bringing these essays together for the first time in a single volume, including two essays not yet published elsewhere (one dealing with the recovery's puzzles, the other with the laudable but not necessarily best policies resulting from bipartisanship), this book enables the reader to absorb the author's expert perspective during the years in a collection in which the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Each chapter includes a brief "post audit" in which the author attempts to grade how well or ill the essay seems in retrospect. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817918552 20160618
Book — xvi, 192 p.,  p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
Foreword MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ix Acknowledgments xiii
1 The Art of Being Unreasonable
2 Why Not? The Powerful Question
3 Forget Conventional Wisdom
4 Do Your Homework No Matter How Much Time It Takes
5 The Value of Being Second
6 How to Work 24/7 and Still Get
8 Hours of Sleep
7 Bright and Young Is a Winning Combination
9 How to Get Results
14 The Logic of Being Logical
15 I Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog
16 Is That the Best You Can Do? Motivating People by Challenging Them
18 It's Better to Be Respected Than Loved
19 Giving Back
20 Education: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste
21 The Unreasonableness of Art and Artists
22 Reflections and Second Thoughts
156 Appendix Eli Broad Career Highlights
166 Index 178.
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Unorthodox success principles from a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad's embrace of "unreasonable thinking" has helped him build two Fortune 500 companies, amass personal billions, and use his wealth to create a new approach to philanthropy. He has helped to fund scientific research institutes, K-12 education reform, and some of the world's greatest contemporary art museums. By contrast, "reasonable" people come up with all the reasons something new and different can't be done, because, after all, no one else has done it that way. This book shares the "unreasonable" principles-from negotiating to risk-taking, from investing to hiring-that have made Eli Broad such a success. Broad helped to create the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Broad, a new museum being built in downtown Los Angeles His investing approach to philanthropy has led to the creation of scientific and medical research centers in the fields of genomic medicine and stem cell research At his alma mater, Michigan State University, he endowed a full-time M.B.A. program, and he and his wife have funded a new contemporary art museum on campus to serve the broader region Eli Broad is the founder of two Fortune 500 companies: KB Home and SunAmerica If you're stuck doing what reasonable people do-and not getting anywhere-let Eli Broad show you how to be unreasonable, and see how far your next endeavor can go. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781118173213 20160614
Economic strength and American leadership / George P. Shultz
Uncertainty unbundled : the metrics of activism / Alan Greenspan
Has economic policy uncertainty hampered the recovery? / Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, and Steven J. Davis
How the financial crisis caused persistent unemployment / Robert E. Hall
What the government purchases multiplier actually multiplied in the
2009 stimulus package / John F. Cogan and John B. Taylor
The labor productivity puzzle / Ellen R. McGrattan and Edward C. Prescott
Why the U.S. economy has failed to recover and what policies will promote growth / Kyle F. Herkenhoff and Lee E. Ohanian
Restoring sound economic policy : three views / Alan Greenspan, George P. Shultz, and John H. Cochrane.
This book examines the reasons for the unprecedented weak recovery following the recent US recession and explores the possibility that government economic policy is the problem. Drawing on empirical research that looks at issues from policy uncertainty to increased regulation, the volume offers a broad-based assessment of how government policies are slowing economic growth and provides a framework for understanding how those policies should change to restore prosperity in America. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780817915346 20160608