The Common Good

The Common Good
Author: Robert B. Reich
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-01-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780525436379

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""Robert B. Reich makes the case for a generous, inclusive understanding of the American project, centering on the moral obligations of citizenship. Rooting his argument in everyday reality and common sense, Reich demonstrates the existence of a common good, and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation. Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. Over the course of the past five decades, Reich contends, America has been in a slowly accelerating vicious cycle--one that can and must be reversed. But first we need to weigh what really matters, and how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership."--Publisher's description.

Economics for the Common Good

Economics for the Common Good
Author: Jean Tirole
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2019-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780691192253

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"When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a 'dismal science,' is a positive force for the common good. Economists are rewarded for writing technical papers in scholarly journals, not joining in public debates. But Tirole says we urgently need economists to engage with the many challenges facing society, helping to identify our key objectives and the tools needed to meet them. To show how economics can help us realize the common good, Tirole shares his insights on a broad array of questions affecting our everyday lives and the future of our society, including global warming, unemployment, the post-2008 global financial order, the euro crisis, the digital revolution, innovation, and the proper balance between the free market and regulation. Providing a rich account of how economics can benefit everyone, Economics for the Common Good sets a new agenda for the role of economics in society"--Provided by publisher.

John Rawls and the Common Good

John Rawls and the Common Good
Author: Roberto Luppi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-12
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1003143083

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"The essays in this volume analyse the relationship between core concepts of the common good and the work of American political philosopher John Rawls. One of the main criticisms that has been made of Rawls is his supposed neglect of central aspects of collective life. The contributors to this book explore the possibility of a substantive and community-oriented interpretation of Rawls's thought. The chapters investigate Rawls's views on values such as community, faith, fraternity, friendship, gender equality, love, political liberty, reciprocity, respect, sense of justice, and virtue. They demonstrate that Rawls finds a balance between certain individualistic aspects of his theory of justice and the value of community. In doing so, the book offers insightful new readings of Rawls. John Rawls and the Common Good will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in political, moral, and legal philosophy"--

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good

Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good
Author: Heather Menzies
Publsiher: New Society Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781550925586

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Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time. Beginning with an intimate account of unearthing the heritage of the commons and the real tragedy of its loss, Menzies offers a detailed description of the self-organizing, self-governing, and self-informing principles of this nearly forgotten way of life, including its spiritual practices and traditions. She then identifies pivotal commons practices that could be usefully revived today. A final "manifesto" section pulls these facets together into a unified vision for reclaiming the commons, drawing a number of current popular initiatives into the commoning frame, such as local food security, permaculture, and the Occupy Movement. An engaging memoir of personal and political discovery, Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good combines moving reflections on our common heritage with a contemporary call to action, individually and collectively; locally and globally. Readers will be inspired by the book's vision of reviving the commons ethos of empathy and mutual respect, and energized by her practical suggestions for connection people and place for the common good. Heather Menzies is an award-winning writer and scholar and member of the Order of Canada. She is the author of nine books, including Whose Brave New World? and No Time.

For the Common Good Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

For the Common Good  Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
Author: Christine Harman
Publsiher: Discipleship Resources
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2021-07
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 088177958X

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Discover your spiritual gifts for the good of your church and community - for individuals and groups

Planning and the Common Good

Planning and the Common Good
Author: Mick Lennon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-12-31
Genre: City planning
ISBN: 0367726033

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This book proposes that the common good should not be conceived as something pre-existing and 'out there' to be identified and applied, or something simply produced through the correct configuration of democracy.

Strike for the Common Good

Strike for the Common Good
Author: Rebecca Kolins Givan,Amy Schrager Lang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-10-19
Genre: Public schools
ISBN: 9780472054725

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"Recent teacher walkouts affirm public education as a crucial public benefit and understand the rampant disinvestment in public education not simply as a local issue affecting teacher paychecks but also as a danger to communities and to democracy. In February 2018, 35,000 public school educators and staff walked off the job in West Virginia. More than 100,000 teachers in other states--both right-to-work states, like West Virginia, and those with a unionized workforce--followed them over the next year. From Arizona, Kentucky, and Oklahoma to Colorado and California, teachers announced to state legislators that not only their abysmal wages but the deplorable conditions of their work and the increasingly straitened circumstances of public education were unacceptable"--

For the Common Good

For the Common Good
Author: Herman E. Daly,John B. Cobb,Clifford W. Cobb
Publsiher: Beacon Press (MA)
Total Pages: 482
Release: 1989
Genre: Economic development
ISBN: MINN:31951D00226568H

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Daly (economist, the World Bank) and Cobb (philosophy, Claremont Graduate School) expose the outmoded abstractions of mainstream economic theory. They conclude, in particular, that economic growth--the prevailing yardstick for measuring economic success--is no longer an appropriate goal as energy consumption, overpopulation, and pollution increase. Instead, they propose a new measure for the economy--the Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

For the Common Good

For the Common Good
Author: Michael Reisch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2004-03-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781135951030

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For the Common Good is an anthology of selected essays by Dr. Harold Lewis, one of the intellectual leaders of the social work profession. Social work literature often reflects powerful ahistorical tendencies which, in recent years, have produced analyses of social issues that lack awareness of both the contemporary environment and the historical forces that shaped it. Lewis' insights into the nature and purpose of social work help fill some of these historical and conceptual gaps, and present a clearer picture of social work's true place in our society.

Capital and the Common Good

Capital and the Common Good
Author: Georgia Levenson Keohane
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780231541664

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Despite social and economic advances around the world, poverty and disease persist, exacerbated by the mounting challenges of climate change, natural disasters, political conflict, mass migration, and economic inequality. While governments commit to addressing these challenges, traditional public and philanthropic dollars are not enough. Here, innovative finance has shown a way forward: by borrowing techniques from the world of finance, we can raise capital for social investments today. Innovative finance has provided polio vaccines to children in the DRC, crop insurance to farmers in India, pay-as-you-go solar electricity to Kenyans, and affordable housing and transportation to New Yorkers. It has helped governmental, commercial, and philanthropic resources meet the needs of the poor and underserved and build a more sustainable and inclusive prosperity. Capital and the Common Good shows how market failure in one context can be solved with market solutions from another: an expert in securitization bundles future development aid into bonds to pay for vaccines today; an entrepreneur turns a mobile phone into an array of financial services for the unbanked; and policy makers adapt pay-for-success models from the world of infrastructure to human services like early childhood education, maternal health, and job training. Revisiting the successes and missteps of these efforts, Georgia Levenson Keohane argues that innovative finance is as much about incentives and sound decision-making as it is about money. When it works, innovative finance gives us the tools, motivation, and security to invest in our shared future.

For the Common Good

For the Common Good
Author: Matthew W. Finkin,Robert C. Post
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-04-21
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780300155549

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This book offers a concise explanation of the history and meaning of American academic freedom, and it attempts to intervene in contemporary debates by clarifying the fundamental functions and purposes of academic freedom in America.--From publisher description.

The Common Good

The Common Good
Author: Marcus G. Raskin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019-11-19
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781000704822

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First published in 1986. In this thought-provoking book the widely acclaimed thinker and activist, Marcus Raskin, moves beyond the limits and failures of socialism and capitalism to an original theory of social reconstruction for a humane society. Presenting concrete alternatives for education, health, economics and national security he develops a new conception of democracy and the rule of law in relation to our common good. A political and philosophic tool designed for those who search for alternatives in their lives and in the world, The Common Good shows how to organize for social reconstruction, the type of leadership now required, and the importance of restoring progress as a political purpose. Defining politics as broader than the mere manifestation of power, Raskin’s vision helps the left and liberals find their way towards a new public philosophy and program.

Advancing the Common Good Strategies for Businesses Governments and Nonprofits

Advancing the Common Good  Strategies for Businesses  Governments  and Nonprofits
Author: Philip Kotler
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-09-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781440872457

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In Advancing the Common Good, stories of prominent reformers fighting for the Common Good will inspire concerned readers and voters and help them recognize which actions and proposals will substantially elevate the happiness and well-being of citizens. Describes how today's society is in a state of "durable disorder," with a rise in authoritarian leaders and a decline in the number of democracies around the world Highlights the role of the Common Good, and supplies readers with a guide to fortifying democratic values and supporting and creating organizations that pursue a better vision of the world Stresses how authoritarian leaders abandon the basic agreements of civil and human rights and the rule of law, breaking up long-standing agreements and values that provided a coherent philosophy and outlook for their nation Addresses the loss of common values and the meeting of community needs through goodwill organizations and movements, as well as legislation intended to protect and enhance common values Looks to past movements for inspiration, drawing upon how leaders such as Martin Luther King and U.S. presidents including Lyndon Johnson and Barack Obama fought racism and oppression with action and public policy

Politics and the Search for the Common Good

Politics and the Search for the Common Good
Author: Hans Sluga
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-10-23
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781107068469

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This book is a vigorous reassessment of the nature of politics and political theorizing.

In Search of the Common Good

In Search of the Common Good
Author: Jake Meador
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-06-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830873784

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Common life in our society is in decline—our communities are disintegrating, our public discourse is hateful, and economic inequalities are widening. In this book, Jake Meador reclaims a vision of common life for our fractured times: a vision that doesn't depend on the destinies of our economies or our political institutions, but on our citizenship in a heavenly city. Only through that vision can we truly work together for the common good.