Doing the right thing [electronic resource] : a value based economy / Arjo Klamer.

Klamer, Arjo, author.
Second edition.
London, England : Ubiquity Press, 2017
1 online resource (241 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Business ethics.
Economics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Economics -- Sociological aspects.
Electronic books.
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This book is for all those who are seeking a human perspective on economic and organizational processes. It lays the foundations for a value based approach to the economy. The key questions are: “What is important to you or your organization?” “What is this action or that organization good for?” The book is directed at the prevalence of instrumentalist thinking in the current economy and responds to the calls for another economy. Another economy demands another economics. The value based approach is another economics; it focuses on values and on the most important goods such as families, homes, communities, knowledge, and art. It places economic processes in their cultural context. What does it take to do the right thing, as a person, as an organization, as a society? What is the good to strive for? This book gives directions for the answers. The value based approach restores the ancient idea that quality of life and of society is what the economy is all about. It advocates shifting the focus from quantities (“how much?”) to qualities (“what is important?”).
part I: Framing and raising awareness
chapter 1. Doing the right thing at home; in the end it is the culture that matters
chapter 2. Different ways of making sense of culture in relationship to the economy
chapter 3. Doing the right thing is a matter of realizing values
chpater 4. Phronesis is the virtue in making values real
part II: The conceptual framework
chapter 5. About values
chapter 6. To realize values we need to procure goods, the most important of which are shared
chapter 7. The goods to strive for are our ideals
chapter 8. The sources for doing the right thing; about richness and poverty
chapter 9. Realizing values in five different spheres: involving others
chapter 10A. An exploration of the five spheres: logic, rhetoric, values and relationships. The oikos and the social and cultural spheres first
chapter 10B. The market and governmental spheres, and the spillovers, overlaps among the five spheres
chapter 11. So what?
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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