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Overview We live in an age of greed. Economic good times and the self-immolation of socialist alternatives have left capitalism unrivaled in popular minds as a way of life, a prized set of values and expectations. Yet it is not without its downside and its victims: Basic human services have become more and more commodified. Corporations unabashedly reorganize for short-term gain at the expense not only of employees but even of their own long-term viability. Decreases in unemployment lead to stock-market panic.
Publishers Description We live in an age of greed. Economic good times and the self-immolation of socialist alternatives have left capitalism unrivaled in popular minds as a way of life-a prized set of values and expectations. However, capitalism is not without its downside or its victims. Basic human services-and even religion-have become commodities. Corporations reorganize for short-term gain at the expense of employees-and of their own long-term viability. Increasingly, people see themselves not as citizens but as consumers. First World countries, 15 percent of the globe, account for 86 percent of private consumption. In this important book, Childs probes this disturbing development in its economic and cultural dimensions, gauging contemporary ways in light of Christian ethical principles and investigating a wide range of particular sectors and problems. This is an accessible, clear discussion of a complex topic accompanied by thoughtful questions for further group discussion.
Citations And Professional Reviews Greed (Searching for a New Framework) by James M. Childs has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 03/21/2001 page 42
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.51" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2000
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800632303 ISBN13 9780800632304
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James M. Childs was born in 1939.
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