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The Global Auction - The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes (Hardcover) Loot Price: R586 Discovery Miles 5 860

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The Global Auction - The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes (Hardcover): Philip Brown, Hugh Lauder, David Ashton
The Global Auction - The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes (Hardcover): Philip Brown, Hugh Lauder, David Ashton

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Philip Brown, Hugh Lauder, David Ashton

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For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college diplomas give Americans and Europeans a competitive advantage in the global knowledge wars.
Challenging this conventional wisdom, The Global Auction forces us to reconsider our deeply held and mistaken views about how the global economy really works and how to thrive in it. Drawing on cutting-edge research based on a major international study, the authors show that the competition for good, middle-class jobs is now a worldwide competition--an auction for cut-priced brainpower--fueled by an explosion of higher education across the world. They highlight a fundamental power shift in favor of corporate bosses and emerging economies such as China and India, a change that is driving the new global high-skill, low-wage workforce. Fighting for a dwindling supply of good jobs will compel the middle classes to devote more time, money, and effort to set themselves apart in a bare-knuckle competition that will leave many disappointed. The authors urge a new conversation about the kind of society we want to live in and about the kind of global economy that can benefit workers, but without condemning millions in emerging economies to a life of poverty.
The Global Auction is a radical rethinking of the ideas that stand at the heart of the American Dream. It offers a timely expose of the realities of the global struggle for middle class jobs, a competition that threatens the livelihoods of millions of American and European workers and their families."

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2011
First published: December 2010
Authors: Philip Brown • Hugh Lauder • David Ashton
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-973168-8
Barcode: 9780199731688
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Education
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LSN: 0-19-973168-3

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