For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future / Edition 2

For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future / Edition 2

by Herman E. Daly, John B. Cobb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807047058

ISBN-13: 9780807047057

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: Beacon Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807047057
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Edition description:
Expanded
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
995,180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Economics as an Academic Discipline
1The Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness in Economics and Other Disciplines25
2Misplaced Concreteness: The Market44
3Misplaced Concreteness: Measuring Economic Success62
4Misplaced Concreteness: Homo economicus85
5Misplaced Concreteness: Land97
Pt. 2New Beginnings
6From Academic Discipline to Thought in Service of Community121
7From Chrematistics to Oikonomia138
8From Individualism to Person-in-Community159
9From Cosmopolitanism to Communities of Communities176
10From Matter and Rent to Energy and Biosphere190
Pt. 3Policies for Community in the United States
11Free Trade versus Community209
12Population236
13Land Use252
14Agriculture268
15Industry283
16Labor298
17Income Policies and Taxes315
18From World Domination to National Security332
Pt. 4Getting There
19Possible Steps361
20The Religious Vision382
Afterword: Money, Debt, and Wealth407
Appendix: The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare443
References508
Index521

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