Sunday, 10 June 2007

Who's sharing with who?

You will see from my profile that I am President of the World Confederation of Productivity Science. We have a very 'grand' but very important mission of bringing about "peace & prosperity through productivity". We firmly believe that the benefits of increased productivity have to be shared equitably.

However, something is going wrong. In the USA:

between 1947 and 1974 productivity doubled and so did median family incomes
between 1974 and 2000 productivity rose 56% while median incomes rose 29%
between 2000 and 2005 productivity rose 16% while median incomes fell 2%
(Source: Economic Mobility Project)

so, who's realising all the benefits?

1 comment:

Nuno said...

We need to change de developpment model. And is not early to do it. Productivity, social and environment responsabilities are the three pillars of the future (SA8000).
From a REFA Teacher in Portugal