Economy problem: Wealth

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Literature Review: Wealth problem for Economy

This “Ten Problems for Economy in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. business, 
  2. finance,
  3. policies,
  4. technology,
  5. debt,
  6. labor,
  7. entrepreneurship,
  8. markets,
  9. wealth,
  10. growth.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

9 Wealth

THE PROBLEM — For the past decade, global wealth creation has centered around China and the United States. Offshore jurisdictions effectively cultivate two parallel legal regimes, the standard regulated and taxed space for domestic citizens and an ‘extraterritorial’ secretive offshore space exclusively maintained for foreign businesses and billionaires, or non-resident capital. Focusing on gross domestic product alone is not the answer when it comes to measuring human wellbeing. Community wealth building approaches are gaining traction indeed.

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CONCLUSIONS — China’s progress has enabled it to replace Europe as the principal source of global wealth growth and to replace Japan as the country with the second-largest number of millionaires. The reactions to the COVID-19 outbreak underlined once again the frailty of Western societies in terms of public health and problems of social consensus and resilience. Offshore finance is not solely about capital moving beyond the reach of states, but involves the unbundling and commercialization of state sovereignty itself. The Muslim world to be a lucrative market segment as can been seen in the growth of Islamic banking in the Middle East, Asian, African and Western countries. The disconnect between the real and financial economies is responsible for the inefficacy of traditional quantitative easing interventions in achieving their ultimate intended goal: to restart the real economy during a crisis such as COVID-19. Retaining more civic wealth within a locality can boost growth and economic resilience in that particular area. Taxes need both to support the business community during economic uncertainty and fund local public services, which poses a policy conundrum. The measures taken by the national governments against COVID-19 have been less supported by those citizens who are not partisans of the respective government in each country. Appropriate financing and correct investment in assets, leads to sustainable growth in shareholders’ wealth. The implementation of the ideas of Nobel laureate R.C. Merton for a savings retirement plan was never published.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Economy in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

booklet updated on 30 Mar 2021, now on sale as version 1.1

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