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The Wealth of Nations

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines wealth creation as a defining feature of capitalism. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, American research universities have increasingly moved to the forefront of ... More


A conversation

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines the interplay between entrepreneurship and philanthropy, on the one hand, and wealth creation and opportunity, on the other. Using historical and institutional evidence, it traces ... More


Creating Oportunity

Zoltan J. Acs

in Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148625
eISBN:
9781400846818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148625.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the system of opportunity creation in the United States, which has been a series of inventions and reinventions of the means by which opportunity has been provided. It begins ... More


From Charity to Social Change: Trends in Arab Philanthropy

Barbara Ibrahim and Dina H. Sherif (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162077
eISBN:
9781617970283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162077.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Persistent societal problems and wealth creation in the Arab region are driving a new generation of actors to commit their resources for the greater public welfare. Widely known as philanthropy, ... More


Introduction

Munawar Iqbal and Rodney Wilson

in Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the global economy, wealth serves as a yardstick that measures power and influence. However, much of the capital accumulation on which this wealth is based results from debt finance involving ... More


Comparing Strategies for Retirement Wealth Management: Mutual Funds and Annuities

Gaobo Pang

in Retirement Income: Risks and Strategies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016933
eISBN:
9780262301596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016933.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter compares wealth management strategies for individuals in retirement, focusing on trade-offs regarding wealth creation and income security. Specifically, it compares the following six ... More


Wealth Creation through Takāful (Islamic Insurance)

Mervyn K. Lewis

in Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Despite the continued growth of takāful (Islamic insurance), with over fifty companies operating in twenty-two countries, there is a relative lack of study of their contribution to savings in the ... More


Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Munawar Iqbal and Rodney Wilson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Debt finance involving interest payments – the standard method in the global economy – goes against Qur'anic teaching and Shariah law. Wealth creation is therefore one of the greatest challenges ... More


Affirming the roots: Sanlam from South Africa for South Africa and beyond, 2003–2013

Grietjie Verhoef

in The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198817758
eISBN:
9780191859199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817758.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Political Economy

Sanlam returned to insurance and the delivery of value-adding financial services by disposing of a large investment in a banking company, thereby freeing up its capital for financial services ... More


Cities and National Economic Growth: An Asymmetrical Relationship

Mario Polèse

in The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226673158
eISBN:
9780226673172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673172.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Examining the relationship between national economic growth and urbanization allows for a better understanding of why the relationship between cities and the origins of wealth is not straightforward, ... More


Vernon L. Smith

Roger W. Spencer and David A. Macpherson

in Lives of the Laureates: Twenty-three Nobel Economists

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027960
eISBN:
9780262325868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027960.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter looks at the career of Vernon L. Smith who received a Nobel Prize in 2002. Smith was born in 1927 and acquired his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1955. He is currently professor of ... More


Justice, financial markets,and human rights

Rosa M. Lastra and Alan H. Brener

in Just Financial Markets?: Finance in a Just Society

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755661
eISBN:
9780191816789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755661.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Rebuilding confidence in the financial system after the Great Financial Crisis requires more than enacting new rules; it requires a change in behavior (ethical dimension) and a different set of ... More


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