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Manfred Davidmann is an internationally well-known and respected scientist and consultant, and author of a number of books and reports which have had and are having considerable impact. His work usually breaks new ground and opens up new understanding and is written in meaningful and easily understood language. Outstanding is that his work is generally accepted as factual, objective and unbiased.
More than 5 million copies of his reports have been downloaded from the Solhaam website so far (April 2011).
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These descriptions outline the subject matter. To get a quick overview of a report's contents, to explore its new findings or insights, proposals or recommendations, download the report and read its Summary, Contents list, Conclusions and Recommendations. The reports are comprehensive and usually some years ahead of current knowledge at the time of publication.
- WORK AND PAY
Major review and analysis of work and pay in relation to employer, employee and community. Provides the underlying knowledge and understanding for scientific determination and prediction of rates of pay, remuneration and differentials, of National Remuneration Scales and of the National Remuneration Pattern of pay and differentials.
- TRANSFER PRICING AND TAXATION
One of the most controversial
operations of multinationals, transfer pricing, is clearly described and
defined. An easily-followed illustration shows how transfer pricing can
be used by multinationals to maximise their profits by tax avoidance and
by obtaining tax rebates. Also discussed is the effect of transfer pricing
on the tax burden carried by other tax payers.
- EXPORTING AND IMPORTING OF EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT
Discusses exporting and importing of employment and unemployment, underlying principles, effect of trade, how to reduce unemployment, social costs of unemployment, community objectives, support for enterprises, socially irresponsible enterprise behaviour. See 'Press Notices'.
- INFLATION, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS AND CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES
Reviews the relationships, how inflation affects currency exchange rates and trade, how interest rates determine share prices and pensions. Discusses multinational operations such as transfer pricing, inflation's burdens and worldwide inequality. Clear diagrams and worked examples. See 'Press Notices'.
- CREATING, PATENTING AND MARKETING OF NEW FORMS OF LIFE
Evaluates problems in genetic manipulation, and worldwide consequences of private ownership of new life-forms by multinationals. Contains important conclusions and recommendations about man-made forms of life, the food we eat, the direction in which multinationals are moving and their aims, how to control what is happening and how to improve the trend of events.
- WHAT PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING AGAINST: UNDERSTANDING HOW SOCIETY IS ORGANISED FOR CONTROLLING AND EXPLOITING PEOPLE
Report of study undertaken to find out why people have to struggle throughout their adult lives, in all countries and organisations, at all levels, to maintain and improve their standard of living and quality of life. We know what people are struggling to achieve and the study investigates why people have to struggle by looking at what they are struggling against.
- CORRUPTED ECONOMICS AND MISGUIDED EXPERTS
Shows how 'Economics' is used to misinform and mislead the general public, and looks at the role and vested interests of experts.
- UNDERSTANDING HOW SOCIETY IS ORGANISED FOR CONTROLLING AND EXPLOITING PEOPLE
Describes how corporations (companies) accumulate their capital and reserves from moneys taken from customers. Enterprises are allowed to collect, take over and control such moneys and co-operatives also take over moneys from their members. Describes how people's massive savings are placed under the control of others.
- TAXING THE POPULATION FOR PRIVATE PROFIT
Shows how taxpayers' moneys are used in different ways to enlarge the profits of companies (corporations). These are in effect allowed to tax the population and to pass large parts of their operating costs to taxpayers.
- DEMOCRACY UNDER ATTACK: TOP-LEVEL LEADERSHIP AND DECISION-TAKING
Discusses and illustrates the internal struggles taking place in political parties and all other organisations, for achieving greater democracy and against those wishing to overpower democratic processes of decision-taking.
- DEMOCRACY, SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM:
THE WORLDWIDE STRUGGLE FOR A BETTER LIFE
Exposes what people are struggling against, the secretive manipulations of bureaucracy, oppressors and exploiters.
Shows that underlying Judaism, Christianity and Islam are the same fundamental benevolent and egalitarian social laws and social system which also underlie Democracy, Socialism and Communism.
They were replaced in each religion, by the hierarchies (bureaucracies), with 'man-made', ruler- and hierarchy-serving, obedience demanding, protest silencing, indoctrination.
Covers dominance and confrontation within the family and in the working environment.
Shows how the media are being used for 'social engineering', for turning the struggle of the working population into 'self-defeating' directions, into scoring 'own goals'.
- OWNERSHIP AND LIMITED LIABILITY
Discusses different types of
enterprises and the extent to which owners are responsible for
repaying the debts of their enterprise. Also discussed are
disadvantages, difficulties and abuses associated with the
system of Limited Liability, and their implications for
customers, suppliers and employees.
- COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
This report objectively evaluates community ownership and reviews the reasons both for nationalising and for privatising. Performance, control and accountability of community-owned enterprises and industries are discussed. Points made are illustrated by a number of striking case-studies.
- OWNERSHIP AND DECIDING POLICY: COMPANIES, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS AND COMMUNITY
A short statement which describes the system by which a company's majority shareholders decide policy and control the company.
- THE WILL TO WORK: WHAT PEOPLE STRUGGLE TO ACHIEVE
Major review, analysis and report about motivation and motivating. Covers remuneration and job satisfaction as well as the factors which motivate. Develops a clear definition of 'motivation'. Lists what people are striving and struggling to achieve, and progress made, in corporations, communities, countries.
- CO-OPERATIVES AND CO-OPERATION: CAUSES OF FAILURE, GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS
This report looks at why members of established co-ops and mutual societies are dissatisfied, why there is little appreciation of what co-operatives aim to achieve. The report is based on eight studies of co-operatives and mutual societies. Its conclusions and recommendations are relevant and cover fundamental and practical problems of co-ops and mutual societies, of members, of direction, management and control. See 'Press Notices'.
- COMMUNITY ECONOMICS: PRINCIPLES
This statement of the fundamental
principles of the free-market economic system is unique and
outstanding because it allows for the needs of the community.
- USING WORDS TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY
Shows how to communicate more effectively, covering aspects of thinking, writing, speaking and listening as well as formal and informal communications. Consists of guidelines found useful by university students and practising middle and senior managers.
- JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP PLC
John Lewis Partnership with 23 department stores and 112 supermarkets is successful and expanding. It operates a good profit-sharing scheme combined with a form of open management. This study looks at its profitability, at the extent to which it serves its partners and at its way of managing.
- MONDRAGON CO-OPERATIVES
(Mondragon Corporacion Cooperativa)
Mondragon co-operatives created for their members a good way of life and a high degree of job and social security. This study looks at the extent to which these co-ops serve their members and co-operate with each other.
Kibbutzim are successful co-operative communities now experiencing both practical and ideological problems. So the study looks at what is taking place to find reasons for success and causes of problems.
- THE TRUSTEE SAVINGS BANK GIVE-AWAY
When this bank was privatised, the buyers received not only ownership of the bank but also the money they bought it with, about GBP 1 billion. This study describes what happened and discusses it.
- BUILDING SOCIETIES
Building societies are owned by their members for the benefit of both saving and borrowing members. But building societies have been merging, have been taken over by banks and have turned themselves into banks. This study looks at what is taking place, and why.
- CREDIT UNIONS
This study describes what credit unions are and what they can, and cannot, do. It also looks at some which failed.
- CO-OPERATIVE RETAIL SERVICES LTD
Co-operative Retail Services Ltd is one of the largest UK consumer co-ops. This study looks at its profitability, at the extent to which it serves its members and its democratic processes.
- a) CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE SOCIETY LTD
b) CO-OPERATIVE BANK PLC
c) CO-OPERATIVE INSURANCE SOCIETY LIMITED
Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd is one of UK's largest consumer co-ops whose founder members were co-ops. It is also one of the largest retailing co-ops and Britain's largest farmer. The study looks at its profitability, at the extent to which it serves its corporate and individual members and its democratic processes.
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