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For the common good : redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future /
Herman E. Daly and John B. Cobb, Jr. ; with contributions by Clifford W. Cobb.
edition
2nd ed., updated and expanded.
imprint
Boston : Beacon Press, c1994.
description
viii, 534 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0807047058, 9780807047057 (pbk.)
format(s)
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imprint
Boston : Beacon Press, c1994.
isbn
0807047058
9780807047057 (pbk.)
catalogue key
450541
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 508-520) and index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1991-02-22:
Industrial nations that favor economic growth over ecological consciousness led Cobb and Daly to devise these counteractive plans. PW called this ``a detailed, far-reaching blueprint for a highly decentralized economy. . . . The authors' important, radical critique of contemporary economic thinking in the book's dry first half leads to specific proposals in the second.'' (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Summaries
Main Description
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.
Main Description
Updated and Expanded EditionWinner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political BookEconomist 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.
Main Description
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. Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Economics as an Academic Discipline
The Fallacy of Misplaced Concreteness in Economics and Other Disciplinesp. 25
Misplaced Concreteness: The Marketp. 44
Misplaced Concreteness: Measuring Economic Successp. 62
Misplaced Concreteness: Homo economicusp. 85
Misplaced Concreteness: Landp. 97
New Beginnings
From Academic Discipline to Thought in Service of Communityp. 121
From Chrematistics to Oikonomiap. 138
From Individualism to Person-in-Communityp. 159
From Cosmopolitanism to Communities of Communitiesp. 176
From Matter and Rent to Energy and Biospherep. 190
Policies for Community in the United States
Free Trade versus Communityp. 209
Populationp. 236
Land Usep. 252
Agriculturep. 268
Industryp. 283
Laborp. 298
Income Policies and Taxesp. 315
From World Domination to National Securityp. 332
Getting There
Possible Stepsp. 361
The Religious Visionp. 382
Afterword: Money, Debt, and Wealthp. 407
Appendix: The Index of Sustainable Economic Welfarep. 443
Referencesp. 508
Indexp. 521
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