Betterness: Economics for Humans

Betterness: Economics for Humans

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by Umair Haque
     
 

Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more than just treating mental illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm. Why? Because business as we know it has reached a state of…  See more details below

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Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more than just treating mental illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm. Why? Because business as we know it has reached a state of diminishing returns—though we work harder and harder, we never seem to get anywhere. This has led to a diminishing of the common wealth: wage stagnation, widening economic inequality, the depletion of the natural world, and more. To get out of this trap, we need to rethink the future of human exchange. In short, we need to get out of business and into betterness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422186725
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
38
File size:
245 KB

Meet the Author

Umair Haque is Director of the Havas Media Lab and author of The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business. He also founded Bubblegeneration, an agenda-setting advisory boutique that shaped strategies across media and consumer industries. The author, blogger, thinker and reformer has blogged for years for Harvard Business Review, was recently shortlisted by the Thinkers50 in two categories, and has a passionate following of more than 163,000 Twitter followers.

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Betterness: Economics For Humans 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the type of information that should be shared. Great concepts to broaden mind and spirit in 'the world today'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sat and waited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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