For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future

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Beacon Press, 1994 - 534 pagina's
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Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial economy have led us to the brink of environmental disaster, and show the possibility of a different future.

Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.
 

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For the common good: redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future

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This book is a profound critique of conventional economic theories and policies. Daly (economics, Louisiana State Univ.), an economist at the World Bank, and Cobb (theology and philosophy, Claremont ... Volledige review lezen

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The Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness in Economics and Other Disciplines
25
Misplaced Concreteness The Market
44
Misplaced Concreteness Measuring Economic Success
62
Misplaced Concreteness Homo Economicus
85
Misplaced Concreteness Land
97
From Academic Discipline to Thought in Service of Community
121
From Chrematistics to Oikonomia
138
From Individualism to PersoninCommunity
159
Agriculture
268
Industry
283
Labor
298
Income Policies and Taxes
315
From World Domination to National Security
332
Possible Steps
361
The Religious Vision
382
Money Debt and Wealth
407

From Cosmopolitanism to Communities of Communities
176
From Matter and Rent to Energy and Biosphere
190
Free Trade versus Community
209
Population
236
Land Use
252
The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare
443
References
508
Index
521
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Pagina 17 - None the less, just as it is wrong to withdraw from the individual and commit to the community at large what private enterprise and industry can accomplish, so too it is an injustice, a grave evil and a disturbance of right order for a larger and higher organization to arrogate to itself functions which can be performed efficiently by smaller and lower bodies.

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Named one of the 100 "visionaries who could change your life" by the Utne Reader, Herman E. Daly is the recipient of many awards, including the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award, the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science, and the "Alternative Nobel Prize," the Right Livelihood Award. He is professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, and coauthor with John Cobb, Jr., of For the Common Good.

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