The common good
Reich, Robert B. author.

The common good

Reich, Robert B. author.


Physical Description
viii, 193 pages ; 20 cm

General Note (Repeatable)
Includes discussion guide (pages 191-193).

Part I. What is the common good? -- Shkreli -- What good do we have in common? -- The origins of the common good -- Part II. What happened to the common good? -- Exploitation -- Three structural breakdowns -- The decline of the good in common -- Part III. Can the common good be restored? -- Leadership as trusteeship -- Honor and shame -- Resurrecting truth -- Civic education for all.

"...Clear-eyed manifesto for re-centering our economics and politics on the idea of the common good. Robert B. Reich...demonstrates that a common good not only exists but in fact constitutes the very essence of any society or nation...We must weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of leadership...A fundamental statement about the purpose of society and a cri de coeur to save American soul."--Dust jacket flap.

Subject Term
Common good.
Citizenship -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Political ethics -- United States.
Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.


Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]

Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookSOCIETY POLITICS 323.65 REIC32530608935209Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area