For the Common Good Redirecting the economy toward

For the Common Good Redirecting the economy toward



10 thoughts on “For the Common Good Redirecting the economy toward community the environment and a sustainable future

  1. Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership says:

    One of Cambridge Sustainability's Top 50 Books for Sustainability as voted for by our alumni network of over 3000 senior leaders from around the world To find out click hereFor the Common Good is a wide ranging critiue of contemporary economic policies covering international trade population land use agriculture industry labour taxation and national security Although it sets out to challenge conventional economics it is written in an accessible style and largely avoids speaking in economic jargon and theoretical abstractionsThe authors challenge the two assumptions that support the economic theory of human nature 'homo economicus' that human wants are insatiable; and the law like status of the principle of dimishing marginal utility This view of humans tends to euate gains in society as a whole with the increases in goods and services acuired by its individual members but it says nothing about the changes in the uality of the relationships that constitute that society The authors therefore propose a shift from economics conceived as 'crematistics' maximisation of short term monetary gain to the sort of economics Aristotle called 'oikonomia' management of a household aimed at increasing its use value over the long run for the communityThe main argument throughout is the need to realign government and social structures towards smaller social and economic units


  2. The Capital Institute The Capital Institute says:

    Daly provides a ‘blueprint’ for a decentralized economy built around small communities and makes specific proposals including a tax on industrial polluters worker participation in management and ownership reduced military spending and a self sufficient national economy with a lower volume of imports Intended mainly for economists the book essentially deconstructs neoclassical economic theory and creates a ‘holistic’ model that pulls together the idea of the individual the community and the natural world Daly discusses the problems with contemporary economic thought as well as suggested policy changes that would lead to an economic society based on community and ecology Reviews note that Daly provides a crucial “theoretical edge to the tenets of environmental faith” Scott London The book serves as a strong leader in a new way of thinking about economics that pays special tribute to the community environment and future generations


  3. Franklin Franklin says:

    I read this as part of an environmentalist reading group started by some people in Terra a Chicago organization I hated this book because it's the standard kind of outline of how we can fix the economy by making it moral See my comments on Bill McKibben's Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future


  4. Utkarsha Singh Utkarsha Singh says:

    It is funny that academicians are ready to make bizzare unreal assumptions to prove their mathematical models correct They do not care whether these assumptions are driving the model and its predictions far away from real world situations It is funnier to see policy makers then refer to such models to bring out policies that would govern a nation The book points out how with advancement of technology and the market humans have alienated themselves from the bigger picture and are targeting short term individual goals trying to meet a rational though apocalyptic ideal The authors want to present a picture of a sustainable market A market not solely guided by the rational economic thought but also by values and emotions that form an integral part of humanity The book brings forth the losses human socities have suffered because of our heightened interest in generating materialistic goods than investing in a better human condition and a better environment We may a flying car in a few years time but we surely would have lost our ability to run a mileThere are beautiful explanations of basic market concepts and interrelations between individuals communities and capital The writing is lucid and clarifies the concepts wellThe book becomes a little theistic in the end and may peeve a few radical atheists


  5. Laura Brose Laura Brose says:

    This book is huge because it covers darn near everything wrong with society and economy in recent history But as the old man without a seat in an Ancient Greek amphitheater said you young Athenians know what is right but it takes a Spartan to do it


  6. Oliver Moldenhauer Oliver Moldenhauer says:

    This book influenced me a lot


  7. Matt Barlow Matt Barlow says:

    Unfortunately I had to put this one down While I was very excited to read this book based on it's premise the writing was just too academic for someone like myself with little understanding of economics


  8. Josh Volk Josh Volk says:

    I read the first version of this Great explanations of economics what economist mean when they say things and how people misinterpret Good ideas on how to change things as well


  9. Stephen Palmer Stephen Palmer says:

    Excellent overview of the economic way forward


  10. Boghall Boghall says:

    An important and necessary but not perhaps the most gripping book


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For the Common Good Redirecting the economy toward community the environment and a sustainable future [EPUB] ✼ For the Common Good Redirecting the economy toward community the environment and a sustainable future ✿ Herman E. Daly – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Winner 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 Common Good PDF/EPUB è Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order Named New Options Best For the MOBI :Þ Political BookEconomist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb Jr demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth the Common Good PDF Î oriented industrial economy have led us to the Common Good Redirecting the PDF/EPUB or the brink of environmental disaster and show the possibility the Common Good Redirecting the PDF/EPUB or of a different futureNamed as one of the Top Sustainability books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.

10 thoughts on “For the Common Good Redirecting the economy toward community the environment and a sustainable future

  1. Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership says:

    One of Cambridge Sustainability's Top 50 Books for Sustainability as voted for by our alumni network of over 3000 senior leaders from around the world To find out click hereFor the Common Good is a wide ranging critiue of contemporary economic policies covering international trade population land use agriculture industry labour taxation and national security Although it sets out to challenge conventional economics it is written in an accessible style and largely avoids speaking in economic jargon and theoretical abstractionsThe authors challenge the two assumptions that support the economic theory of human nature 'homo economicus' that human wants are insatiable; and the law like status of the principle of dimishing marginal utility This view of humans tends to euate gains in society as a whole with the increases in goods and services acuired by its individual members but it says nothing about the changes in the uality of the relationships that constitute that society The authors therefore propose a shift from economics conceived as 'crematistics' maximisation of short term monetary gain to the sort of economics Aristotle called 'oikonomia' management of a household aimed at increasing its use value over the long run for the communityThe main argument throughout is the need to realign government and social structures towards smaller social and economic units

  2. The Capital Institute The Capital Institute says:

    Daly provides a ‘blueprint’ for a decentralized economy built around small communities and makes specific proposals including a tax on industrial polluters worker participation in management and ownership reduced military spending and a self sufficient national economy with a lower volume of imports Intended mainly for economists the book essentially deconstructs neoclassical economic theory and creates a ‘holistic’ model that pulls together the idea of the individual the community and the natural world Daly discusses the problems with contemporary economic thought as well as suggested policy changes that would lead to an economic society based on community and ecology Reviews note that Daly provides a crucial “theoretical edge to the tenets of environmental faith” Scott London The book serves as a strong leader in a new way of thinking about economics that pays special tribute to the community environment and future generations

  3. Franklin Franklin says:

    I read this as part of an environmentalist reading group started by some people in Terra a Chicago organization I hated this book because it's the standard kind of outline of how we can fix the economy by making it moral See my comments on Bill McKibben's Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future

  4. Utkarsha Singh Utkarsha Singh says:

    It is funny that academicians are ready to make bizzare unreal assumptions to prove their mathematical models correct They do not care whether these assumptions are driving the model and its predictions far away from real world situations It is funnier to see policy makers then refer to such models to bring out policies that would govern a nation The book points out how with advancement of technology and the market humans have alienated themselves from the bigger picture and are targeting short term individual goals trying to meet a rational though apocalyptic ideal The authors want to present a picture of a sustainable market A market not solely guided by the rational economic thought but also by values and emotions that form an integral part of humanity The book brings forth the losses human socities have suffered because of our heightened interest in generating materialistic goods than investing in a better human condition and a better environment We may a flying car in a few years time but we surely would have lost our ability to run a mileThere are beautiful explanations of basic market concepts and interrelations between individuals communities and capital The writing is lucid and clarifies the concepts wellThe book becomes a little theistic in the end and may peeve a few radical atheists

  5. Laura Brose Laura Brose says:

    This book is huge because it covers darn near everything wrong with society and economy in recent history But as the old man without a seat in an Ancient Greek amphitheater said you young Athenians know what is right but it takes a Spartan to do it

  6. Oliver Moldenhauer Oliver Moldenhauer says:

    This book influenced me a lot

  7. Matt Barlow Matt Barlow says:

    Unfortunately I had to put this one down While I was very excited to read this book based on it's premise the writing was just too academic for someone like myself with little understanding of economics

  8. Josh Volk Josh Volk says:

    I read the first version of this Great explanations of economics what economist mean when they say things and how people misinterpret Good ideas on how to change things as well

  9. Stephen Palmer Stephen Palmer says:

    Excellent overview of the economic way forward

  10. Boghall Boghall says:

    An important and necessary but not perhaps the most gripping book

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