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The Costs of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life

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The Costs of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life

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Schwartz (psychology, Swarthmore) here applies the Socratic maxim that the unexamined life is not worth living. For him, the contemporary inquiry is personal, encompassing education, business, sports, and religion. The illusion in vogue is that we can ``have it all.'' ``I would like'' becomes ``I want,'' which becomes ``I need.'' Inevitably, reality and illusion crash. Such is the stuff of moral philosophy and the substance of Schwartz's book, which concludes that the ``continued spread of economic objectives and tactics into domains of life that people have traditionally regarded as governed by other goals and rules are turning social life into a jungle.'' Perhaps so. Among the phenomena Schwartz points to is the ``guilding'' of the white-collar professions, which has not always been for the better. Whether one agrees with Schwartz or not, his book bears reading because it addresses key issues of today and asks questions seldom raised.-Steven Silkunas, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, Philadelphia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738852522
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 The Iron Cage 17
2 Business Is Business 26
3 And Professions Are Business Too 55
4 And Games Are Business Too 85
5 What We Are and What We Value 114
6 Consumed by Consumption 153
7 Economizing on Love 193
8 The "Demeaning" Of Work 225
9 The Debasing of Education: Turning Play Into Work 253
10 The Selling of Democracy: Public Life and Private Interests 286
11 From Profits to Prophets 317
12 The Name of the Game 349
Notes 367
Index 383
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