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Expectations and the structure of share prices John G. Information technology and the communication it enables have seen much faster progress after than before.
The transition from the mainframe computer of the s and s to the isolated personal computer of the s to the web-enabled PC of the s to smartphones and tablets of recent years represents the fastest transition of all — but, again, this is relevant only to a limited sphere of human experience. Total business and household spending on all electronic entertainment, communications, and information technology including purchases of TV and audio equipment and cell phone service plans amounted in to only about 7 percent of gross domestic product GDP. Frozen food having long since arrived, the major changes in food availability have entailed much greater variety, especially of ethnic food specialties and out-of-season and organic produce.
There has been no appreciable change in clothing other than in styles and countries of origin, whereas imports of clothing have caused an almost complete shutdown of the domestic U.
By , the kitchen was fully equipped with large and small electric appliances, and the microwave oven was the only post home appliance to have a significant impact. Motor vehicles in accomplish the same basic role of transporting people and cargo as they did in , albeit with greater convenience and safety.
Air travel today is even less comfortable than it was in , with seating configurations becoming ever tighter and long security lines making the departure process more time-consuming and stressful. One understands that this first part is the backdrop of the book by studying a period in the economic, social and technological history of the US that Gordon presents as exceptional, unique and absolutely unrepeatable.
In fact, Gordon argues that the most relevant impacts of the IT revolution had already been largely achieved by the late s, when the marriage of computers and the Internet revived Total Factor Productivity growth with universal web browsers, web surfing and e-mail.
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Nonetheless, the book critically recalls that the socio-economic impacts of Internet are very limited when compared to the profound transformations of the second industrial revolution. Rather they can look forward to stagnant living standards since the reflux in technological advances will critically merge with the complex emerging challenges of rising inequality, aging populations, the climate crisis and several other critical problems that are still difficult to evaluate.
Make the earned-income tax credit system a bonus paid by the government to low- wage workers more comprehensive and generous, to complement raising the minimum wage. Earned-income tax credits, most economists agree, encourages work.
Reduce the share of Americans who are in prison, which is costly, disproportionately hurts the poor, and has long-lasting negative effects on former prisoners and their families. Also, legalize drug use to save money on enforcement, raise tax revenue, and eliminate the negative consequences related criminal record have on employment. Shift college financing from loans to income-contingent repayment administered through the income tax system, which is what Australia does.
Roll back regulations that hurt the economy and the less affluent, including copyright and patent laws which have gone too far , occupational licensing which is a barrier to entry and employment , and zoning and land-use regulations which boost housing costs.
Reform immigration laws to encourage high-skilled workers, including those trained at U. Gordon 3 The main theoretical and documented arguments of this important book will resonate for a long time. The American Business Cycle. Continuity and Change.
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