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Economics and Children: The Perspective of Social Common Capital for a Nation That Values Children - A Dialog between renowned economist, Hirofumi Uzawa and Dr. Noboru Kobayashi

Today, problems pertaining to children present a challenge common to all advanced industrial nations. We are confronted with the task of examining whether or not our society itself might not be preventing our children from having a rich childhood full of hopes and dreams. We sought the advice of the renowned economist Hirofumi Uzawa. Alarmed at the global dominance of market principles, Dr. Uzawa has proposed a new concept of the economy based on social common capital.

Table of Contents
1. Using public funds effectively without leaving it up to bureaucrats
2. Social common capital as shared assets over generations
3. Deeply moved by Nosei Abe's words
4. Value of relationships through personal encounters

Hirofumi Uzawa, D.Sc.
Born in Yonago, Tottori in 1928.
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Member, The Japan Academy
Graduated from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tokyo in 1951. He has taught at several universities including Stanford and the University of Chicago. He also serves as Chair Professor of Advanced Study, United Nations University/IAS. The Order of Cultural Merit was conferred upon him in 1997.

Noboru Kobayashi, M.D.
Born in Tokyo in 1927.
Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Director, Child Research Net (CRN)
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
President Emeritus, National Children's Hospital
Director, Children's Rainbow Center (Japan Information and Training
Center for Problems related to Child Abuse and Adolescent's Turmoil)


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Hirofumi Uzawa, D.Sc.
Born in Yonago, Tottori in 1928.
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Member, The Japan Academy
Graduated from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Tokyo in 1951. He has taught at several universities including Stanford and the University of Chicago. He also serves as Chair Professor of Advanced Study, United Nations University/IAS. The Order of Cultural Merit was conferred upon him in 1997.

Noboru Kobayashi, M.D.
Born in Tokyo in 1927.
Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
Director, Child Research Net (CRN)
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
President Emeritus, National Children's Hospital
Director, Children's Rainbow Center (Japan Information and Training
Center for Problems related to Child Abuse and Adolescent's Turmoil)
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