Building an Economy That Works for Everyone
by Jurriaan Kamp
Paraview Special Editions, 2003
Business/Economics, 116 pages
ABOUT THE BOOK
Our economy is focused on growth and profit. In any given
business, success is measured by the flow of money, not the interest of the
people involved. In Because People Matter, author Jurriaan Kamp tells us
why there are better alternatives.
Kamp argues that the world economy is not only based on money, but on human
choices as well. It is those human choices that can promote the change necessary
to transform our current crisis into a healthier economy that serves everyone.
He offers insights on subjects such as a new method of dealing with national
income; taxing the use of raw materials rather than income; a world trade based
on reciprocity; money without interest; and the liability of shareholders and
managers for negligence and environmental damage.
Borrowing ideas from prominent economists, Kamp offers a coherent set of
conditions for an economy in which it is the people who matter.
“A wonderful and concise handbook of how modern economic theory has dealt a
body blow to the prospect of a humane world. Jurriaan Kamp also shows the
vectors of change that can lead us away from being economic ciphers to a system
that enlivens and redefines what it means to be a human being.” -- Paul
Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author of The
Ecology of Commerce
“A powerfully persuasive chronicle of why opposition to the current brand of
globalization is certain to grow.” -- Jeff Gates, author of The
Ownership Solution and Democracy at Risk
JURRIAAN KAMP is the former chief economics editor of NRC Handelsblad,
a prominent Dutch newspaper, and the co-founder of the international
newsmagazine Ode. He
has published various books in The Netherlands. This is his first book published