For the Common Good: Redirecting the economy toward community, the environment, and a sustainable future. by Herman E. DalyWinner 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.
For The Common Good
For the Common Good outlines a new economics based upon community as an alternative to capitalism and socialism. Few other volumes address these issues with such insight. Its critique of economic doctrine is shattering. It offers an understanding of the contemporary economy that is informed by a sophisticated philosophical and theological understanding of the human community. Economists are no more guilty of the fallacy of misplaced concreteness than other scholars, and economists as a group are not less intelligent, less dedicated, or less thoughtful than others. The problem does not arise from personal weakness; it arises from the nature of academic disciplines in general and from the nature of deductive sciences in particular, especially when the formalizations are applied to a subject matter that changes relatively rapidly.