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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. The Invisible Hand strikes an amazing balance between material and spiritual life. It demonstrates how it is possible to have success in both. As a business owner myself, I can certainly relate to many of his challenges and appreciate his never give up state of mind. He used obstacles to make himself stronger and to deepen his faith. Becoming successful is not always an easy road. And great achievements often come with proportionately greater challenges.
Reading about his experiences with the Masters was certainly inspiring. The many invisible hands guiding David certainly have blessed his path. This is a great book for the person who lives smack in the "material world" yet feels that something is missing.
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Is "making money", partying with your friends, drinking What are all these long hours of work good for anyway? David Green through his story of being a hard charging business man and having experienced a miraculous healing, which put him on the path to spirituality, makes a great case that both running a business and pursuing spirituality require the same kinds of character traits perseverance, having a positive outlook His loving description of his spiritual masters and his hands on advice and instructions on how the average person who is busy with life, can progress spiritually are dead on and very useful.
David is an interesting man and this story of his journey is highly recommended for anyone to be inspired in their work but also their spiritual life. It is profound and insightful, and I discover many lessons to learn each time I read this book. This is what prevents a business from selling defective merchandise or charging exorbitant prices for it.
By seeking his own self-interest, a business owner will serve the interests of his customers as well, because the one is dependent on the other. This does work to an extent.
It clearly breaks down under monopoly conditions, where no effective competition exists. One finds that problem in the pharmaceutical industry, where customers are captive and patent law gives companies a monopoly over many of their products. Aside from real competition, another necessity for the operation of the invisible hand is that the person making the decision to act owns both the benefits and the costs of that action. The company will reap the benefit in increased sales and market share.
The company also pays the cost by investing capital to improve its product, or by lowering per-transaction revenue by holding prices down. The person making the decision pays those costs and reaps those benefits, and so the decision is informed by both.
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That being the case, the business has no incentive to reduce its pollution, since while that would slightly benefit the business itself, it would benefit the competition just as much, and hence provide no net gain. This includes trying to hold down wages, lobbying for government subsidies, collusion and price-fixing, allowing unsafe working environments, on and on. These things carry a cost far in excess of the benefits, lumping all of them together. Sometimes benefits are external to the actor, too. When the costs are internal but the benefits are mostly external, it makes no sense in terms of self-interest to take an action.
A business pays wages to its employees because it has to. Not usually, anyway. So the business pays the money an internal cost and gets the work done an internal benefit. But what about raising wages across the board? Everyone wins. Everyone wins — a shared benefit — but the business foots the bill all by itself — a private cost. Something that benefits you and your competitors equally, but that only you pay for, is not a net gain.
Externalized benefits cramp the invisible hand every bit as much as externalized costs. All of these things would benefit a business that took on the task. Invasion by a hostile power, public disorder, an ignorant workforce, and lack of infrastructure are all bad for business. The invisible hand metaphor is in fact sometimes valid. The invisible hand works without cramping up only in very limited circumstances and for very limited purposes. It works if and only if both costs and benefits are internal to the business or person making the decision.
We can trust a business to make decisions in the public good wherever that holds true. Tagged as Adam Smith , benefits , costs , economics , externalities , invisible hand , law , politics , profit , regulation. Which it is. If supply-side economics produced a more robust, faster-growing, richer economy, but one in which the benefits went disproportionately to the rich, most people would support it. Why not? We can always implement welfare measures to help the poor, taking advantage of all the prosperity that throwing money at rich people is supposed to produce.
Well, maybe someone who thinks with his heart instead of his head. It dampens it down. It produces sluggish economic performance and an unstable economy likely to break down under financial stresses that a healthier economy would shrug off.
1) The first part of the Prosperity Formula is the invisible world of SOUNDS.
The supply-side promise is that most people will get a smaller piece of a bigger pie. A Keynesian approach is to keep wages high and income broadly distributed, so as to maintain strong demand for goods and services, which strengthens sales economy-wide and prompts increased investment in enterprises that create more jobs. More jobs means more demand which means more investment and more jobs — and so on. The downside of this is that it argues that wealth should not be allowed to concentrate too much.
We can afford to have some people be richer than others, but not by so much that demand becomes depressed. It argues for such policies as a progressive tax system, high spending on public works and services, and measures to encourage unions, restrict immigration, and discourage outsourcing. This creates an incentive in some quarters to find a competing theory that allows people to become rich without restriction. Supply-side economics is that theory. Hence the rationale for doing exactly the opposite of what Keynesian economics calls for in almost every situation. Instead of keeping wages high, keep them low to maximize corporate profits.
Instead of a graduated tax system, have a flat one, or even one that taxes the rich hardly at all, while resting the bulk of revenue generation for the government on the middle class. This, we were told, would result in more investment and, over time, a better standard of living for everyone. What I mean by a wealth-creating venture is one that produces goods or services or both for sale on the market. An investor with a sum of money to invest may do so by building a company, or by buying stock in a company, or otherwise funding the expansion of business to create wealth.
Alternatively, he can invest in financial instruments that make money by lending money to others, or by gambling essentially on doing so. Wealth creation has the potential to provide a higher return in the long run, but financial instruments are likely to pay off faster.
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More importantly, wealth creation pays off only if and when the goods and services produced are sold to customers. Worse, it encourages investments with a quick payoff, while higher taxes encourage investments with a longer payoff term, spreading the profits out over multiple years and thus taxing them at a lower rate.
Toward a Spiritual Economics
With higher demand for the goods and services that investment in wealth creation produces, more such investment will occur. This, not increasing available capital, is how to boost economic growth. At first glance, it might not seem important how widely money is spread around. As long as someone has it, someone will spend it, right? Not necessarily. While the very rich do spend more on consumption than poorer people do, the difference is nowhere near proportional to the difference in income.