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Title:
The common good
ISBN:
9780525520498
Physical Description:
viii, 193 pages ; 20 cm
General Note (Repeatable):
Includes discussion guide (pages 191-193).
Contents:
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.
Abstract:
"...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.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2018]