Human Betterment

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In this highly personal work, Boulding traces his lifelong search for human betterment. Believing that human betterment required certain economic changes, he studied economics as an undergraduate at Oxford. A careful examination of the American labour movement, however, convinced him that 'economics alone could not solve the problems of human betterment.' Boulding's later involvement in the study of conflict resolution and the analysis of world culture eventually led him to evolutionary theory, which has occupied...

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Octavo, hardcover, VG in somewhat edgeworn and rubbed lavender blue dj. 224 pages. In this highly personal work, Boulding traces his lifelong search for human betterment. ... Believing that human betterment required certain economic changes, he studied economics as an undergraduate at Oxford. A careful examination of the American labor movement, however, convinced him that 'economics alone could not solve the problems of human betterment. ' Boulding's later involvement in the study of conflict resolution and the analysis of world culture eventually led him to this evolutionary theory, which has occupied much of his time and energy since the late 1960s. Read more Show Less

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In this highly personal work, Boulding traces his lifelong search for human betterment. Believing that human betterment required certain economic changes, he studied economics as an undergraduate at Oxford. A careful examination of the American labour movement, however, convinced him that 'economics alone could not solve the problems of human betterment.' Boulding's later involvement in the study of conflict resolution and the analysis of world culture eventually led him to evolutionary theory, which has occupied much of his time and energy since the late 1960s.

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Though the title implies we might be reading about, for example, Joan Didion's ideas on organization (which would be fun), the new edition of this essay collection, in fact, gathers academic scholars' most current thoughts on the structures of organizations in contemporary society. Still, the 35 contributors represent the best in historical, philosophical, and sociological fields and detail the nature and structure of organizations, their environments, management, decision making, people, and potential for instruction. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803924185
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/1985
  • Pages: 224

Table of Contents

The Meaning of Human Betterment Appendix I
Virtues/Vices Appendix II
Some Mathematical Notation The Nature of Significant Change The Role of Human Decision in Human Betterment The Development of Decision-Making Skills The Development of Riches The Development of Justice and Freedom The Development of Peace Development as t

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