Business as a Calling Work and the Examined Life

ISBN-10: 0684827484
ISBN-13: 9780684827483
Edition: 1996
Authors: Michael Novak
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Description: Business is routinely dismissed by its critics as soulless, valueless, and rapacious, but Michael Novak argues that business not only creates social connections, and lifts its particpants out of poverty, but also can and must be morally uplifting.

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 6/11/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Business is routinely dismissed by its critics as soulless, valueless, and rapacious, but Michael Novak argues that business not only creates social connections, and lifts its particpants out of poverty, but also can and must be morally uplifting.

Contents
Introduction
Plenty Isn't Enough
Bored with Making Money
The Anti-Business Skeptics
Three Specific Objections
A Glance Ahead
What is a Calling?
Callings
Four Characteristics of a Calling
Can a Calling Remain Tacit?
Can a Calling Be Entirely Secular?
Meteorites Across the Sky
Little-Known Facts About Business
An Overview
The Most Religious Elites
Today Most Religious People Work in Business
Morality and UsThe Only Moral Majority: Sinners
A Morally Serious Calling
Andrew Carnegie, Wealth Creator
The Moral Case for the System qua "System"Sinners in the System
Wrong About Capitalism
For the Poor and for Democracy
One Cheer Is Quite Enough
But What Is "Capitalism"?
Capitalism Is Better for the Poor
A Necessary Condition for Democracy
A Necessary Condition for Capitalism
Capitalism Reduces Envy
The Tyranny of a Majority
Natural Liberty -- Political and Economic
Moral Vigilance
Virtue in the Modern City
Virtue in the Ancient City
Passions and Reason
Reflection and Choice
Practical Wisdom and Other Virtues
A Modem Culture of Virtue?
Our Incurious Elites
Business Depends on Virtue
Three Cardinal Virtues of Business
The Virtue of Creativity
The Virtue of Building Community
The Virtue of Practical Realism
And Don't Forget the Fun of It!
Seven Plus Seven Corporate Responsibilities
Mediating Structures, Civil Society
Seven Internal Responsibilities
Seven Responsibilities from Outside Business
Special Business Codes
A Moral Institution
Business and Human Rights
The Transnational Firm
Morality Has Costs
Making Things Better
The Bad Side of Downsizing
New Ideas for Labor Unions
Organizing to Help the Homeless
Solidarity with the World's Poor
Giving it All Away
Carnegie's Strategy
In Giving, Be Vigilant: Caveat Donor!
The Glory of the Nation
Endnotes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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