The Economics of Peace: Freedom, the Golden Rule and the Broadening of Prosperity

The Economics of Peace: Freedom, the Golden Rule and the Broadening of Prosperity

by J. Frederick Arment


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496389
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J. Frederick Arment is director of International Cities of Peace and a founder of the Dayton International Peace Museum.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Global Consciousness as Manifestation of the Golden Rule 1

Section 1 The Relational Ethic of Freedom 13

1 The Motive of Freedom in a Culture of Peace 14

2 The Imperative for an Alternative Gold Standard 23

3 The Archetype of the Golden Rule 30

4 Vision of a Peace Economy 38

5 From the Golden Mean to the Golden Rule 49

Section 2 A Moral Economy 61

6 The Relational Economic System 62

7 Case Study-The Service Sector: Rotary International and the Freedom to Contribute 73

8 Equality in Association 79

9 Case Study-The Faith-Based Sector: St. Luke Foundation and the Freedom to Love 89

10 Purposeful Innovation 96

11 Case Study-The Arts Sector: Apple Computer and the Freedom to Create 104

12 Collaborative Distribution 111

13 Case Study-The Environmental Sector: Hindustan Unilever and the Freedom to Sustain 119

14 Fair Reward 124

15 Case Study-The Commerce Sector: and the Freedom to Trade 131

Section 3 Judicial Governance 137

16 What Is a Judicial Governance System? 138

17 Case Study-The Recreational Sector: The Olympic Spirit and the Freedom to Celebrate 153

18 Case Law and Precedent 158

19 Case Study-The Civic Sector: The High Line and the Freedom to Share 167

20 Equal Access to the Law 174

21 Case Study-The Wellness Sector: Intuitive Surgical Inc. and the Freedom to Heal 185

22 Democratic Judiciary 191

23 Case Study-The Academic Sector: The Khan Academy and the Freedom to Learn 201

24 Fair Enforcement 208

25 Case Study-The Security Sector: iRobot and the Freedom from Fear 219

Section 4 The Case for Transition 225

26 How Do We Transition to a Just Economy? 226

27 Our Future Is Golden 236

Chapter Notes 241

Select Bibliography 248

Index 254

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