For The Common Good

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1994-04-01
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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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.

Author Biography

Named one of the 100 "visionaries who could change your life" by the Utne Reader, Herman E. Daly is the recipient of many awards, including the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award, the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science, and the "Alternative Nobel Prize," the Right Livelihood Award. He is professor at the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, and coauthor with John Cobb, Jr., of For the Common Good.

Table of Contents

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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