Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations

Cognitive Capitalism: Human Capital and the Wellbeing of Nations

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Heiner Rindermann
Cambridge University Press, 1/31/2018
EAN 9781107651081, ISBN10: 1107651085

Paperback, 592 pages, 22.7 x 15 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

Nations can vary greatly in their wealth, democratic rights and the wellbeing of their citizens. These gaps are often obvious, and by studying the flow of immigration one can easily predict people's wants and needs. But why are there also large differences in the level of education indicating disparities in cognitive ability? How are they related to a country's economic, political and cultural development? Researchers in the paradigms of economics, psychology, sociology, evolution and cultural studies have tried to find answers for these hotly debated issues. In this book, Heiner Rindermann establishes a new model: the emergence of a burgher-civic world, supported by long-term background factors, furthered education and thinking. The burgher-civic world initiated a reciprocal development changing society and culture, resulting in past and present cognitive capital and wealth differences. This is an important text for graduate students and researchers in a wide range of fields, including economics, psychology, sociology and political science, and those working on economic growth, human capital formation and cognitive development.

1. Large wealth differences across time and nations
2. The wellbeing of nations
3. Human capital, cognitive ability and intelligence
4. International ability differences and their development
5. Why some are richer, freer and more democratic
6. History, culture and the burgher-civic world
7. Why cognitive factors are important – a theory of cognitive capitalism
8. The impact of cognitive-intellectual classes
9. Methodological research problems and solutions
10. Causes for national and historical differences in cognitive ability – and reciprocal effects
11. Global models for education, cognitive capital, production, wealth and wellbeing
12. Challenges of future development and first predictions
13. Models for cognitive and wealth development in twenty-first century
14. Summary, comparisons and suggestions