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This paper deals with the estimates of expenditure elasticities for various consumption items in Malaysia and Singapore based on Leser's model. The Household Budget Survey, 1973, Malaysia, and the Household Expenditure Survey, 1977/78, Singapore, are used as the data base. The aim of the study is to provide a basis for policy decisions with regard to domestic demand for consumption.
The Enlightenment theorists involved in the public/private debate exposed the logical fallacies of theology and the philosophical weaknesses of metaphysics but left little room for understanding contemporary modes of consumption. What does it mean to be a consumer in the early 21st century? Do modern markets provide real choices for consumers in neoliberal capitalist democracies? Or are consumers ironically slaves to their own patterns of consumption? Rejecting Habermas' conceptualizations in The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (1991), Rappa offers an examination of modernity and consumption with a non-Marxist, modernity-Resistance-theoretical frame (mRf). He argues that late ...
Despite increased Western interest in Indonesian economic growth, domestic interpretations remain largely unknown outside Indonesia and have rarely been available in English. Translating key speeches and articles from the political debates surrounding Indonesian economic development, the authors present and analyse trends in development thinking by leading Indonesian figures over the last thirty years.
Volume 2, Part 2 covers the period from World War II to the present.