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The Resource The cold war in welfare : stock markets versus pensions, Richard Minns

The cold war in welfare : stock markets versus pensions, Richard Minns

Label
The cold war in welfare : stock markets versus pensions
Title
The cold war in welfare
Title remainder
stock markets versus pensions
Statement of responsibility
Richard Minns
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A new Cold War has developed between competing blocs of countries over the role of financial markets versus the state in the provision of pensions and the financing of the economy more generally
  • An Anglo-American bloc, which has spread into South America, Australia, Canada and Japan, among other countries, favours private pension investment on stock markets. Proponents of this approach argue that it will be much more efficient and provide capital for corporate growth, thereby making pensions more viable through increasing financial returns for future pensioners. A European bloc, which covers most European countries other than the UK, favours state provision and a much smaller role for stock markets in pensions' provision and in corporate relations with the financial sector. This model is, unsurprisingly, under threat from the World Bank, financial markets, and many senior academics in the US and Britain
  • This book is the first to analyse comprehensively this situation. It argues that social provision and corporate relationships with the financial sector are inextricably linked, and moreover that the expansion of private pensions through stock markets has all the attendant consequences for the control of companies by investors on those markets who want to maximise individual financial returns as opposed to corporate growth. Indeed, the book comes to the conclusion that many of the arguments used in support of the Anglo-American approach are based not on improving pensions and economic growth but rather on how to promote stock markets themselves, a decidedly different matter
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Minns, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7105.4
LC item number
.M56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pension trusts
  • Public welfare
  • Pension trusts
  • Public welfare
  • Pension trusts
  • Public welfare
  • Pension trusts
  • Public welfare
Label
The cold war in welfare : stock markets versus pensions, Richard Minns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 35.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Opposing Claims of the Welfare Blocs
  • p. 51.
  • 5.
  • The
  • Capital-market Business
  • p. 78.
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Rates of Return and Welfare
  • p. 110.
  • 7.
  • Manias, Panics and Pension Funds
  • p. 131.
  • 8.
  • Arbitrage Capitalism
  • p. 154.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Welfare Blocs and Pensions
  • End of the Welfare State?
  • p. 176.
  • 10.
  • Proposals for Change
  • p. 197.
  • Appendix.
  • A
  • 'Human Development Index' for Pension Funds
  • p. 212
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • Financial Markets and Pension Funds
  • p. 23.
  • 3.
  • Typologies of Capitalism and Welfare Systems
Control code
45636957
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781859846254
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
00054984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
Label
The cold war in welfare : stock markets versus pensions, Richard Minns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 35.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Opposing Claims of the Welfare Blocs
  • p. 51.
  • 5.
  • The
  • Capital-market Business
  • p. 78.
  • 6.
  • 1.
  • Rates of Return and Welfare
  • p. 110.
  • 7.
  • Manias, Panics and Pension Funds
  • p. 131.
  • 8.
  • Arbitrage Capitalism
  • p. 154.
  • 9.
  • The
  • Welfare Blocs and Pensions
  • End of the Welfare State?
  • p. 176.
  • 10.
  • Proposals for Change
  • p. 197.
  • Appendix.
  • A
  • 'Human Development Index' for Pension Funds
  • p. 212
  • p. 1.
  • 2.
  • Financial Markets and Pension Funds
  • p. 23.
  • 3.
  • Typologies of Capitalism and Welfare Systems
Control code
45636957
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9781859846254
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
00054984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map

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