For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Beacon Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 534 pages
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.
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I ran into this book in 1994. I was a former US Dept of Energy employee looking for work as a consultant and I concluded that Daly's description of the Sustainable Economic Welfare index was a much more rationale way of describing the economy.
Imagine, the GDP goes UP when there is an environmental disaster. GDP increases when there is an oil spill, 1989 Exxon Valdez and the 2010 BP Oil spill and leak from a deep sea well.
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
From Academic Discipline to Thought in Service of Community
From Chrematistics to Oikonomia
From Individualism to PersoninCommunity
Income Policies and Taxes
From World Domination to National Security
The Religious Vision
Money Debt and Wealth