Can the Global Investment and Productivity Steer Growth


Can the Global Investment and Productivity Steer Growth

In the ways the Global economy works, the expectations for the investment and productivity as fundamental economic agents for growth vary in different countries:

Whereas the European Union relies generally on such to prompt and maintain economic growth, in the United States the market interference was much bigger through Quantitative Easing and Stimulus Packages, it when farther in Japan, and even farther in China whereas the market interference is basically running the whole economy through targeted stimulus packages, establishing tax free regions, using the state owned businesses to raise salaries, income and internal consumption. Unless in the US whereas the politics interfere with the government policies: in Japan and China such policies are roaming free: the “as it comes: as it goes”’s Economics of 21st Century has arrived and whoever understood it right and start using it indiscriminately from political views and ideas will benefit. The winners clearly are these the last one. To rely mostly on the Investment and Productivity to steer and stir up the markets into growth and possible employment has become a dream for a few economists in the West that excuses them from the failure to oversee and overcome the 2007-9 Recession that almost crushed the Global economy.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States had the fourth highest GDP per hour worked ($59.50 USD) in Oct. 2011, behind the Netherlands ($59.60), Norway ($75.40) and Luxembourg ($78.50). Research at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that between 2000 and 2010, real GDP per hour worked in the United States grew from $48.47 to $59.28, or 22.7%. Productivity was clearly on the rise, and at a fairly quick clip.

The OECD also indicates that between 2000 and 2010, average annual wages for full-time employment grew from $49,981 to $52,607, or 5%. They were basically stagnant, but how did this happen? (For a look at GDP and what investors look for, read Can Global Investors Profit From GDP Watching?)

What the Chinese took off on the Recession was the practical ideas that relying only on the National and International Investment and the rising Productivity, which relies on the simple ideas of lower taxation and weak regulations to prompt economic growth causa finita est, therefor, they started targeted market interference by watching the Inflation and possible Bubbles, so the system has worked much better than everywhere else. The Social and Infrastructural Policies have been positive economic tools, too. What the Chinese discovered, followed by Japan, was that by using the “invisible hand” was much more effective than waiting for some investors to decide to boost their economies.

What the EU and now the US are doing is digging themselves into a perpetual circle of unemployment and underemployment that consequently will push them to start using so called unorthodox economic agents and tools to prompt long term economic growth. The Investment and Productivity always follow the winners, and guess who will be the winners if a long term economic policies are not undertaken.

Joshua Ioji Konov 2014
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