The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession

The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession

by James E. Chesher, Tibor R. Machan
     
 

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Chesher and Machan explore the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture. They sample prominent opinion, from Plato to Galbraith, in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity, yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved.See more details below

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Chesher and Machan explore the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture. They sample prominent opinion, from Plato to Galbraith, in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity, yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved.

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Explores the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture, sampling prominent opinion from Plato to Galbraith in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved. Traces ideologies that undermine the moral standing of commerce, and builds a case that antibusiness sentiment rises primarily from the belief that human nature finds its higher value in an otherworldly realm. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780817996239
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Hoover Institution Press Publication
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
File size:
1 MB

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