Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil
  • Title : Economics of Good and Evil
  • Author : Tomas Sedlacek
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199831906
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.


Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil
  • Title : Economics of Good and Evil
  • Author : Tomas Sedlacek
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199830614
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of our civilization. It began within philosophy--Adam Smith himself not only wrote The Wealth of Nations, but also The Theory of Moral Sentiments--and economics, as Sedlacek shows, is woven out of history, myth, religion, and ethics. "Even the most sophisticated mathematical model," Sedlacek writes, "is, de facto, a story, a parable, our effort to (rationally) grasp the world around us." Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. Science, he claims, is a system of beliefs to which we are committed. To grasp the beliefs underlying economics, he breaks out of the field's confines with a tour de force exploration of economic thinking, broadly defined, over the millennia. He ranges from the epic of Gilgamesh and the Old Testament to the emergence of Christianity, from Descartes and Adam Smith to the consumerism in Fight Club. Throughout, he asks searching meta-economic questions: What is the meaning and the point of economics? Can we do ethically all that we can do technically? Does it pay to be good? Placing the wisdom of philosophers and poets over strict mathematical models of human behavior, Sedlacek's groundbreaking work promises to change the way we calculate economic value.


Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil
  • Title : Economics of Good and Evil
  • Author : Tomas Sedlacek
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199767203
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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A historical tour of economic ideas in world literature to examine the way societies have reconciled their moral values with economic forces.


A Catholic Spirituality for Business by Martin Schlag,Domenc Mele

A Catholic Spirituality for Business
  • Title : A Catholic Spirituality for Business
  • Author : Martin Schlag,Domenc Mele
  • Publisher : Catholic University of America Press
  • ISBN Code : 0813231698
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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Spirituality and gift are notions that are en vogue. Topics such as spirituality at the workplace, spirituality management, spirituality in leadership, organizational spirituality and other related topics are trending in management literature. The “logic of gift” is also appearing more frequently, especially in attempts to rethink the way our economy works in order to include the marginalized. “br>The expression “logic of gift” was introduced into official Catholic social teaching by Pope Benedict XVI, who presented it in association with the principle of gratuitousness, which in turn is an expression of fraternity. However, before Caritas in Veritate and ever since Marcel Mauss’s groundbreaking work The Gift, the importance of gift for human relationships and for the cohesion of society had been increasingly recognized. Alain Caillé and Jacques T. Godbout further fleshed out the implication of gift for contemporary society in the context of secular social sciences, striving to overcome utilitarianism. It was the “civil economy” movement, however, that exercised greatest influence on Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate/i..brbrThis present volume reflects on the general scope of these notions for business and society. This is done by structuring the book in two parts, each dedicated to one of the two concepts. Each part has two general chapters and two that apply the notions to business and to business education. The authors are a mix of well-known emeritus professors and younger talented emerging scholars. We have also been careful to combine European with American authors.brbriA Catholic Spirituality for Business: The Logic of Gift


Urban Development by Serafeim Polyzos

Urban Development
  • Title : Urban Development
  • Author : Serafeim Polyzos
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 953510442X
  • Pages : 310
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  • Language : English
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Cities are growing as never before and nowadays, it is estimated that at least 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas. This trend is expected to continue and simultaneously the problems in urban areas are anticipated to have an increase. Urbanization constitutes a complex process involving problems with social, economic, environmental and spatial dimensions that need appropriate solutions. This book highlights some of these problems and discusses possible solutions in terms of organisation, planning and management. The purpose of the book is to present selected chapters, of great importance for understanding the urban development issues, written by renowned authors in this scientific field. All the chapters have been thoroughly reviewed and they cover some basic aspects concerning urban sustainability, urban sprawl, urban planning, urban environment, housing and land uses. The editor gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Dr Marius Minea in reviewing two chapters.


Work Would Be Great If It Weren't for the People by Ronna Lichtenberg,Gene Stone

Work Would Be Great If It Weren't for the People
  • Title : Work Would Be Great If It Weren't for the People
  • Author : Ronna Lichtenberg,Gene Stone
  • Publisher : Hyperion Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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A humorous look at office politics shares advice on topics ranging from how and when to seek revenge to the benefits of gossip to achieving success in the corporate game


Unbound by Heather Boushey

Unbound
  • Title : Unbound
  • Author : Heather Boushey
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0674919319
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Many fear that efforts to address inequality will undermine the economy as a whole. But the opposite is true: rising inequality has become a drag on growth and an impediment to market competition. Heather Boushey breaks down the problem and argues that we can preserve our nation's economic traditions while promoting shared economic growth.


Why Tolerate Religion? by Brian Leiter

Why Tolerate Religion?
  • Title : Why Tolerate Religion?
  • Author : Brian Leiter
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691163545
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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This provocative book addresses one of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory—why is religion singled out for preferential treatment in both law and public discourse? Why are religious obligations that conflict with the law accorded special toleration while other obligations of conscience are not? In Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter shows why our reasons for tolerating religion are not specific to religion but apply to all claims of conscience, and why a government committed to liberty of conscience is not required by the principle of toleration to grant exemptions to laws that promote the general welfare.


The Puzzle of Modern Economics by Roger E. Backhouse

The Puzzle of Modern Economics
  • Title : The Puzzle of Modern Economics
  • Author : Roger E. Backhouse
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139491334
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Does economics hold the key to everything or does the recent financial crisis show that it has failed? This book provides an assessment of modern economics that cuts through the confusion and controversy on this question. Case studies of the creation of new markets, the Russian transition to capitalism, globalization, and money and finance establish that economics has been very successful where problems have been well defined and where the world can be changed to fit the theory, but that it has been less successful in tackling bigger problems. The book then offers a historical perspective on how economists have, since the Second World War, tried to make their subject scientific. It explores the evolving relationship between science and ideology and investigates the place of heterodoxy and dissent within the discipline.


Adam Smith as Theologian by Paul Oslington

Adam Smith as Theologian
  • Title : Adam Smith as Theologian
  • Author : Paul Oslington
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1136721991
  • Pages : 10
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  • Language : English
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Adam Smith wrote in a Scotland where Calvinism, Continental natural law theory, Stoic philosophy, and the Newtonian tradition of scientific natural theology were key to the intellectual lives of his contemporaries. But what impact did these ideas have on Smith’s system? What was Smith’s understanding of nature, divine providence, and theodicy? How was the new discourse of political economy positioned in relation to moral philosophy and theology? In this volume a team of distinguished contributors consider Smith’s work in relation to its Scottish Enlightenment religious background, and offer stimulating theological interpretations of his account of fallible human nature, his providential account of markets, and his invisible hand metaphor. Adam Smith as Theologian it is a pioneering study which will alter our view of Smith and open up new lines of thinking about contemporary economics.


De Malo by Saint Thomas (Aquinas),van Aquino Thomas,Richard J. Regan,Thomas Aquinas

De Malo
  • Title : De Malo
  • Author : Saint Thomas (Aquinas),van Aquino Thomas,Richard J. Regan,Thomas Aquinas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195091823
  • Pages : 986
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  • Language : English
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The De Malo represents some of St. Thomas Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. Together with the second part of the Summa Theologiae, it is one of his most sustained contributions to moral philosophy and theology. Aquinas examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its variety, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text with a new, clear, and readable English translation by Richard Regan with an extensive introduction and notes by Brian Davies.


Dignity in the Workplace by Matthijs Bal

Dignity in the Workplace
  • Title : Dignity in the Workplace
  • Author : Matthijs Bal
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319552457
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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Introducing a theory of workplace dignity into the field of management studies, this innovative new book presents an alternative paradigm based on principles of human dignity which is integrated into a theoretical approach to the topic. The author addresses and analyses the causes and consequences of the dominant political-economic paradigm within management studies. Further, it presents a theoretical alternative which can constitute a foundation for a new way of thinking about organisations, management, and leadership. Dignity in the Workplace offers scholars ideas for how research in the field of management studies may be enriched by a dignity-paradigm, and goes further to explore the role of a dignity-paradigm in the function of HR-managers and organisational leaders. Thus, the book aims to contribute to the need for alternative conceptualisations of how contemporary organisations can be managed.


The Politics of Sufficiency by Uwe Schneidewind,Angelika Zahrnt

The Politics of Sufficiency
  • Title : The Politics of Sufficiency
  • Author : Uwe Schneidewind,Angelika Zahrnt
  • Publisher : Green Books
  • ISBN Code : 9783865816900
  • Pages : 165
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  • Language : English
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"Growth” is the only political, economic and social goal recognized today. But it brings us up against the ecological limits of the planet - and against the increasingly widespread recognition of the fact that material wealth alone cannot make us happy. For this reason, ever growing numbers of people are seeking and discovering alternative and sustainable ways of living. This is to be welcomed, but it is not enough. We need a politics of sufficiency that will make it easier to live with fewer resources but with stronger relationships. This book outlines the political framework and policy guidelines that will enable us to reduce the speed, complexity, clutter and commercialization currently blighting our lives. And it demonstrates what that would mean in practice for where we live, how we get around, and how we eat, work and learn.


Coding Freedom by E. Gabriella Coleman

Coding Freedom
  • Title : Coding Freedom
  • Author : E. Gabriella Coleman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691144613
  • Pages : 254
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  • Language : English
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Who are computer hackers? What is free software? And what does the emergence of a community dedicated to the production of free and open source software--and to hacking as a technical, aesthetic, and moral project--reveal about the values of contemporary liberalism? Exploring the rise and political significance of the free and open source software (F/OSS) movement in the United States and Europe, Coding Freedom details the ethics behind hackers' devotion to F/OSS, the social codes that guide its production, and the political struggles through which hackers question the scope and direction of copyright and patent law. In telling the story of the F/OSS movement, the book unfolds a broader narrative involving computing, the politics of access, and intellectual property. E. Gabriella Coleman tracks the ways in which hackers collaborate and examines passionate manifestos, hacker humor, free software project governance, and festive hacker conferences. Looking at the ways that hackers sustain their productive freedom, Coleman shows that these activists, driven by a commitment to their work, reformulate key ideals including free speech, transparency, and meritocracy, and refuse restrictive intellectual protections. Coleman demonstrates how hacking, so often marginalized or misunderstood, sheds light on the continuing relevance of liberalism in online collaboration.


The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner

The Worldly Philosophers
  • Title : The Worldly Philosophers
  • Author : Robert L. Heilbroner
  • Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 347
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  • Language : English
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Memenomics by Said Dawlabani

Memenomics
  • Title : Memenomics
  • Author : Said Dawlabani
  • Publisher : SelectBooks, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1590791312
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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From the Foreword by Don Edward Beck, PhD: Books about subjects like economics are rarely written from the perspective of human or cultural evolution. Seldom, if ever, does a reader come across a narrative with pioneering methods that reframe a specialized discipline through a wide-cultural whole systems approach. This is precisely what Said E. Dawlabani does in this revolutionary book, Memenomics: The Next-Generation Economic System. This is a book that reframes the issues of competing economic and political ideologies and places them into an evolutionary new paradigm. This is a book about change done right. It is no secret that today we are dealing with a great political divide that threatens many of our democratic institutions. Right and left ideologies have becomes polarized camps that seem to be worlds apart.


Essay on Economic Theory, An by Richard Cantillon

Essay on Economic Theory, An
  • Title : Essay on Economic Theory, An
  • Author : Richard Cantillon
  • Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • ISBN Code : 1610164601
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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The Snake and the Fox by Mary Haight

The Snake and the Fox
  • Title : The Snake and the Fox
  • Author : Mary Haight
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113682359X
  • Pages : 512
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  • Language : English
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The Snake and the Fox is a highly imaginative and fun way to learn logic. Mary Haight's characters guide you through an elaborate tale of how logic works. This book features the Snake and the Fox, Granny, Gussie and the Newts, Ren^De Descartes and Miss Nightingale, along with a huge supporting cast of humans, devils and sausage machines. For anyone coming to logic for the first time, this is the best place to start. Mary Haight makes logic easy and fun - she asks the reader questions, and uses words instead of logic symbols with amusing pictures and characters to help them. This book teaches all the basics the reader needs to know about logic (how arguments work, sound, valid reasoning, truth tables, Venn diagrams etc) in a truly enjoyable and innovative way. Anyone teaching themselves logic, or learning it on a course is bound to benefit from this original and intriguing book.


Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings by Werner Stark

Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings
  • Title : Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings
  • Author : Werner Stark
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 9781138878655
  • Pages : 600
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  • Language : English
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This volume takes as its main theme the demand for legislative control of the banking trade, with the aim of preventing the inflationary reduction of fixed incomes.


Business Ethics from the 19th Century to Today by David George Surdam

Business Ethics from the 19th Century to Today
  • Title : Business Ethics from the 19th Century to Today
  • Author : David George Surdam
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030371697
  • Pages : 397
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  • Language : English
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This book combines elements of economic and business history to study business ethics from the nineteenth century to today. It concentrates on American and British business history, delving into issues such as slavery, industrialization, firm behavior and monopolies, and Ponzi schemes. This book draws on the work of economists and historians to highlight the importance of changing technologies, religious beliefs, and cultural attitudes, showing that what is considered ethical differs across time and place.


Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels by Alexander Heidel

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels
  • Title : Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels
  • Author : Alexander Heidel
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226323985
  • Pages : 269
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  • Language : English
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Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical relationship of Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.


The Pathology of Normalcy by Erich Fromm

The Pathology of Normalcy
  • Title : The Pathology of Normalcy
  • Author : Erich Fromm
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781590561843
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max

Assholes Finish First
  • Title : Assholes Finish First
  • Author : Tucker Max
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439198691
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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Presents a new collection of alcohol-induced "fratire" adventures in hedonism that convey the author's experiences of being intoxicated at inappropriate times, seducing a large number of women, and otherwise living in complete disregard of social norms.


The Theory of Economic Development by Joseph Alois Schumpeter

The Theory of Economic Development
  • Title : The Theory of Economic Development
  • Author : Joseph Alois Schumpeter
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 255
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Society 5.0 by Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.)

Society 5.0
  • Title : Society 5.0
  • Author : Hitachi-UTokyo Laboratory(H-UTokyo Lab.)
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 9811529892
  • Pages : 177
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  • Language : English
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This open access book introduces readers to the vision on future cities and urban lives in connection with “Society 5.0”, which was proposed in the 5th Basic Science and Technology Plan by Japan’s national government for a technology-based, human-centered society, emerging from the fourth industrial revolution. The respective chapters summarize the findings and suggestions of joint research projects conducted by H-UTokyo Lab. Through the research collaboration and discussion, this book explores the future urban lives under the concept of “Society 5.0”, characterized by the key phrases of data-driven society, knowledge-intensive society, and non-monetary society, and suggests the directionality to which the concept should aim as Japan’s technology-led national vision. Written by Hitachi’s researchers as well as academics from a wide range of fields, including engineering, economics, psychology and philosophy at The University of Tokyo, the book is a must read for members of the general public interested in urban planning, students, professionals and researchers in engineering and economics.


Idols of Nations by Roland Boer,Christina Petterson

Idols of Nations
  • Title : Idols of Nations
  • Author : Roland Boer,Christina Petterson
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • ISBN Code : 1451484410
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Roland Boer and Christina Petterson here produce a critical survey showing that the rise of capitalist theory was shaped by the way different economic philosophers—Smith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Locke––read the Bible. Invoking Jeremiah (14:22) and Adam Smith—who took the title of his Wealth of Nations from Isaiah (61:6, 66:12)—they show that early theories of capitalism were shaped by particular assumptions that these theorists brought to their readings of the story of Eden in particular. They examine those assumptions and evaluate what has changed in subsequent centuries. Idols of Nations shows that the Bible was central to the theorization and economic thought of these key thinkers as it explores the distinct problems each sought to overcome.


Caring Management in the New Economy by Ora Setter,László Zsolnai

Caring Management in the New Economy
  • Title : Caring Management in the New Economy
  • Author : Ora Setter,László Zsolnai
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030141993
  • Pages : 305
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  • Language : English
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This edited book frames a new ethos of management that cares for society, future generations and nature whilst also serving the interests of business and the wider community. Employing the practical wisdom of faith traditions, the chapters develop the use of spirituality as a resource for creating business models that take pressing social problems – such as quality of life at work, over-consumption, environmental degradation and climate change – into account. Spanning entrepreneurship, leadership, management education and business models, the chapters in this book aim to develop a spiritually-based caring model of management to face the challenges and reality of the 21st century.


Wilderness Protection in Europe by Kees Bastmeijer

Wilderness Protection in Europe
  • Title : Wilderness Protection in Europe
  • Author : Kees Bastmeijer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107057892
  • Pages : 658
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  • Language : English
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Assesses to what extent wilderness areas in Europe receive protection under international conventions, EU directives and domestic law.


A World United or a World Exploited? by Peter Price

A World United or a World Exploited?
  • Title : A World United or a World Exploited?
  • Author : Peter Price
  • Publisher : ATF Press
  • ISBN Code : 1922239437
  • Pages : 158
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  • Language : English
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The processes of globalisation are reshaping our world dramatically and rapidly. The great issues of our day emphasise that we are all in this together: startling inequalities, pressures on the environment, continuing hunger and poverty, climate change, economic integration, mass migrations, instant communications and recurring armed conflicts. How do we ensure that these vast developments work for the •common goodê, promote greater social equity and better life opportunities, especially for the most disadvantaged? In this issue of Interface, scholars from the Yarra Institute for Religion and Social Policy within Melbourneês University of Divinity tackle key aspects of globalisation.


Cosmopolitan Radicalism by Zeina Maasri

Cosmopolitan Radicalism
  • Title : Cosmopolitan Radicalism
  • Author : Zeina Maasri
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108487718
  • Pages : 397
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  • Language : English
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Exploring visual culture, design and politics in 1960s Beirut, this compelling interdisciplinary study examines a critical period in Lebanon's history.


Morals and Markets by D. Friedman,D. McNeill

Morals and Markets
  • Title : Morals and Markets
  • Author : D. Friedman,D. McNeill
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137331526
  • Pages : 287
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  • Language : English
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Friedman and McNeill draw on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. They show how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of the recent corporate scandals in the US as well as the global financial crisis the world continues to face.


The Purpose of Capital by Jed Emerson

The Purpose of Capital
  • Title : The Purpose of Capital
  • Author : Jed Emerson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781732453104
  • Pages : 364
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  • Language : English
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An exploration of our understanding of the purpose of capital and the cultural, historic and environmental aspects of how we have come to understand the relation between economic, social and environmental components of capital. Offers a vision of capital as a fuel to promote individual freedom in the context of community and Earth.


How I Learned the Secrets of Success in Selling by Frank Bettger

How I Learned the Secrets of Success in Selling
  • Title : How I Learned the Secrets of Success in Selling
  • Author : Frank Bettger
  • Publisher : WWW.Snowballpublishing.com
  • ISBN Code : 9781607963943
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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The amazing story of a man who rose from utter failure to overwhelming success in just a few years-and the simple secrets he used to do it. A failure as a life insurance salesman at the age of twenty-nine, Frank Bettger became in the following years one of America's outstanding successes. Here are his personal experiences and the principles of selling as he applied them, that made him one of the country's greatest salesmen. Here are the 13 principles that enabled Frank Bettger to rise from being an unsuccessful professional baseball player to the point where he was acknowledged to be one of the great salesmen of his day-a sales expert. REVIEWS: "Here it is-the most helpful and inspiring book on salesmanship that I have ever read. It will be helping salesmen whether they are selling insurance, or shoes, or ships, or sealing wax, long after Frank Bettger has passed away." Dale Carnegie "I recommend this book to salesmen of insurance or anything else...it is easy to read, full of practical advice and capable of stiffening the back and the jaw of any man or woman who sets out to heat the world and doesn't quite know how to go about it. There are millions of them." Insurance News


Real Estate Investing in Canada by Don R. Campbell

Real Estate Investing in Canada
  • Title : Real Estate Investing in Canada
  • Author : Don R. Campbell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470158891
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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FREE DOWNLOAD OF PROPERTY ANALYZER SOFTWARE Canadians in greater numbers than ever before are turning to real estate to build wealth. The Authentic Canadian Real Estate (ACRE) system is the first of its kind to show average Canadians how to profit from investing in residential real estate. In Real Estate Investing in Canada, you will discover how to cut through the hype and emotion of any real estate market and accurately assess the inherent risks and rewards. Whether you are buying your first property or your 100th, this book provides new-found tools, strategies and condence to help you achieve your investment goals. WHAT CANADIAN INVESTORS SAY ABOUT REAL ESTATE INVESTING IN CANADA AND DON R. CAMPBELL: "This is a great book. The information in just one of the chapters alone saved me over $28,000." Michael Millenaar "Full of practical Canadian content and presented in an organized and respectful system. It directly addresses how to get the money and financing you need to purchase real estate and achieve your goals." Tamara MacLaren "One of Don Campbell's great gifts is his near-genius ability to take something that appears complex and break it down into a simple step-by-step system that anyone can follow. I am convinced that everyone will thoroughly enjoy, and more important, benefit financially, by reading this book." Russell Westcott "The power of Real Estate Investing in Canada lies in the super simple, market-proven system that it offers you. It makes real estate dreams possible for any Canadian. If you are serious about learning the truth, cutting through the hype and being successful, this is your real estate bible!" Valden Palm, MisterRRSP.com The markets across the country are continually shifting and you must keep on top of the latest information. So, as a bonus, every registered reader of Real Estate Investing in Canada will have proprietary access to critical forms and ongoing market research at www.realestateinvestingincanada.com.


Full-Spectrum Economics by Christian Arnsperger

Full-Spectrum Economics
  • Title : Full-Spectrum Economics
  • Author : Christian Arnsperger
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135169764
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Economics is essential in today’s world, and yet mainstream economists are increasingly under criticism for not taking into account sufficiently many dimensions of real life, such as political and moral values, human development, spirituality, and people’s widely shared aspiration to live more liberated lives. This book offers a critical assessment of contemporary mainstream economics by showing that the discipline has become much too narrow and misses out on the full spectrum of human existence. The book presents a careful, detailed analysis of the limitations of neoclassical economics and of its post-neoclassical successors: behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, and experimental economics. It offers a deconstruction rooted in the "Integral" philosophy developed over the past three decades by the contemporary American thinker Ken Wilber. Distinguishing between exterior and interior dimensions of human existence, it suggests that economics could be made into a more inclusive and more emancipatory science if it started to truly honor the genuinely interior aspects of individuals and communities. Instead of remaining stuck in the limitations of post-neoclassical theory, we should make the move toward a new paradigm that, in the name of science, promotes objectivity as well as subjectivity, and material causality as well as existential awareness. The result is a highly expanded sense of relevance for economists, sociologists, and social scientists in general. Combining methodologies from systems science, brain science, ethno-methodology, and existentialism as well as from the great spiritual traditions of humanity, Christian Arnsperger delineates the requirements of a genuinely integral economics beyond today’s crippling reductionism.


The Hegemony of Growth by Matthias Schmelzer

The Hegemony of Growth
  • Title : The Hegemony of Growth
  • Author : Matthias Schmelzer
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107130603
  • Pages : 342
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The first comprehensive historical overview of the OECD's role in the concept of economic growth becoming an international norm.


From Keynes to Piketty by Peter de Haan

From Keynes to Piketty
  • Title : From Keynes to Piketty
  • Author : Peter de Haan
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9781137600011
  • Pages : 530
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From Keynes to Piketty provides the reader with an accessible and entertaining insight into the development of economic thought over the past century. Starting with John Maynard Keynes's bestseller, The Economic Consequences of Peace (1919), and ending with Thomas Piketty's blockbuster, Capital in the Twenty First Century (2014), the author explains which dramatic political and economic events changed the way economists interpreted these events, and how they revolutionized the economic science. The book contains biographies of Keynes, Schumpeter, Galbraith, Hayek, Friedman, Hirschman, North, and Piketty, alongside others, and highlights their extraordinary lives and works, anecdotes about them, and their often sharp differences of opinion. Extensive summaries of their main works provide the interested scholar and student with an accurate presentation of their contents. A must-read for all those who wonder what happened to economics during the past century, and why.


The Market, Happiness and Solidarity by Johan J. Graafland

The Market, Happiness and Solidarity
  • Title : The Market, Happiness and Solidarity
  • Author : Johan J. Graafland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136998241
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book contributes to the Christian debate about the market economy, clarifying the links between ethical values, Christian belief and economics considering themes of welfare (and happiness), justice and virtues.


The Romantic Economist by Richard Bronk

The Romantic Economist
  • Title : The Romantic Economist
  • Author : Richard Bronk
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521513847
  • Pages : 382
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Since economies are dynamic processes driven by creativity, social norms, and emotions as well as rational calculation, why do economists largely study them using static equilibrium models and narrow rationalistic assumptions? This book argues that economists should look for new techniques in Romantic poetry and philosophy.


Governance Reimagined by David R. Koenig

Governance Reimagined
  • Title : Governance Reimagined
  • Author : David R. Koenig
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470598786
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With this book as your guide, you'll gain essential answers to some tough questions, including: --