For the Common Good Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future

ISBN-10: 0807047058
ISBN-13: 9780807047057
Edition: 2nd 1994
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Updated and Expanded Edition Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial economy have led us to the brink of environmental disaster, and show the possibility of a different future.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Economics as an Academic Discipline
The Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness in Economics and Other Disciplines
Misplaced Concreteness: The Market
Misplaced Concreteness: Measuring Economic Success
Misplaced Concreteness: Homo economicus
Misplaced Concreteness: Land
New Beginnings
From Academic Discipline to Thought in Service of Community
From Chrematistics to Oikonomia
From Individualism to Person-in-Community
From Cosmopolitanism to Communities of Communities
From Matter and Rent to Energy and Biosphere
Policies for Community in the United States
Free Trade versus Community
Population
Land Use
Agriculture
Industry
Labor
Income Policies and Taxes
From World Domination to National Security
Getting There
Possible Steps
The Religious Vision
Afterword: Money, Debt, and Wealth
Appendix: The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare
References
Index

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