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ERIC Number: ED217141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Real Supply-Side Economics. Occasional Paper No. 80.
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Economic policy today is often stated in the terms of "demand managers" and "simple supply-siders" who look upon economic policy simply as a matter of stimulus or restraint. It matters little what programs are cut as long as overall spending is reduced to cool inflation. On the other hand, the real supply-side economists recognize the necessity for an education, training, and social services structure to develop human capital into a productive work force. Current antinflationary policies are especially destructive of human capital development, the real force that will lead to increased prosperity. A plan of moderate, rather than indiscriminate, budget cutting would be more sensible; this plan should scrutinize every expenditure, sparing certain ones, such as for vocational education, that have a potential for encouraging productivity and price stability. As we move toward this type of real supply-side policies, programs that emphasize the development of human capital should become more important. Also, if supply-side policies are to succeed, they must be more decentralized in their application. The real supply-side economics would encourage an increased capacity for bottom-up, subnational economic development. Vocational education should continue to play a major role in this process of development. (KC)
National Center Publications, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (OC-80, $1.90).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.