US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC :
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
Commentary :: Social Welfare
Free Internet Book: Making Inclusive Growth Happen, 202pp
08 May 2014
An inclusive, democratic society is a vision of a future of generalized security, community centers, free Internet books, exchanging roles, qualitative growth and soft power. Unlike a chair, an idea can be shared by a whole people. Without a vision, people become bones for Coca Cola.
OECD Initiative on Inclusive Growth, 2014

202 pp. 3.3 MB: 001_resize

Inequality – now at its highest level in decades in many countries – undermines economic growth and well-being, says this new OECD report. But policies to tackle the widening gap between rich and poor will only succeed if they also look beyond income and address better access to high-quality education, health care and public infrastructure, it adds. One clear-cut lesson from the report is that investing in the education and skills of people at the bottom of the distribution will pay long-term dividends for the economy and enhance individual well-being.

Some presumptions about what "growth" is supposed to be that should be questioned, but the inclusive part is right on and true to the current model. Maxing the productive capacity of a national economy does come with the lowest unemployment rate. That employed population also should be doing its most creative value added work and not just drones on the elite's plantations. This is not a model for the few making as much money as they can. It is a model for an interactive, democratic society where everyone shares in the prosperity.

The only problem is finitude. Thinking about restructuring work and loosening the ties between work and income are necessities along with the guaranteed annual income. Labor saving technology has made the old labor model obsolete. We need to think "post-industrial" to get real inclusion and re-thinking.
See also:
Add a quick comment
Your name Your email


Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.


corrected URL
08 May 2014
Modified: 06:00:10 PM