Good Value

Reflections on Money, Morality and an Uncertain World
Product Number: EB00667308
Released: Apr 14, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802197962
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

"An unusual and thoughtful disquisition on how to conduct oneself in a world of high finance and ambition" (The Wall Street Journal). A Financial Times Book of the Year Can one be both an ethical person and an effective businessperson? As an ordained priest and former bank chairman, Stephen Green thinks so. In Good Value, Green retraces the history of the global economy and its financial systems, and shows that while the marketplace has delivered huge advantages to humanity, it has also abandoned over a billion people to extreme poverty, encouraged overconsumption and debt, and ravaged the environment. How do we reconcile the demands of capitalism with both the common good and our own spiritual and psychological needs as individuals? To answer that, and some of the most vexing questions of our age, Green takes us on a lively and erudite journey through history, looking for lessons in the work of economists and philosophers, businessmen and poets, theologians and novelists, playwrights and political scientists. An essential business book by a man who is uniquely qualified to write it, Good Value is a timely and persuasive analysis of the most pressing financial and moral questions we face.

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Author(s): Stephen Green
Original Publish Date: Feb 08, 2011

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