Lorenz's book examines the intersection of corporate irresponsibility and civic engagement. Becker and his associates avoided examining the dubious contributions of leaders at firms like Fruit of the Loom, who procured excessive compensation while failing to manufacture products efficiently in nations with strong civil societies. As this investigation concludes, the St. A Conscious Alternative A brilliant, comprehensive book. This approach relies on experts who view individuals impersonally and emphasize the scientific method and rationalism to achieve knowledge. A significantly revised and updated new version of Giroux's 2003 book, The Terror of Neoliberalism, this book points to ways in which neoliberal ideology can be resisted, and how new forms of citizenship and collective struggles can be forged, to reclaim the meaning both of a substantive politics and of a democratic society. How can we align corporate and community values when it comes to community sustainability? To the judge or the lawyer, accidents are possible because each case is unique.
At the heart of this case study is a group of firms responsible for seven of the most contaminated Superfund sites in the United States, the largest food contamination accident in U. However, results are not significant when controlling for fixed tract and year effects. The author reviews a significant number of the past economic disasters that have impacted your — and societies — way of life throughout history. Individual excess transitioned into a fundamental societal problem when its pathologies were magnified in corporations no longer properly controlled by either civic processes or cultural norms. Investors like Bill Farley understood that companies with a large market share and a reputation for innovation could be milked for short-term profits if new investment were halted and production moved to low-wage countries. The hope in producing this book is that it will motivate readers to organize their communities and inspire them to promote sustainable public policies. That linkage illustrates the value of pondering the struggles of the past that pitted special interests against the public good, and more importantly, restores confidence that communities can achieve a good society.
One more thing about this book that I find valuable, it makes clear the many conflicts between selfish economic models and the nature of human ethics. Although on the national level, theories about deregulation seem correct, the case for individuals can be quite different. It takes both a historical and moral approach to these issues. This study teaches that the most basic principle of democracy is right: the collective citizenry must control the leaders, even their highly trained experts. The cases examined here are not examples of random business failures, inevitable in a free economy. Melissa Lane develops a model of a society whose health and sustainability depend on all its citizens recognizing a shared standard of value and shaping their personal goals and habits accordingly. Furthermore, the leaders of Fruit of the Loom and its predecessors and descendants repeatedly manipulated corporate finances, costing thousands of investors and pensioners hundreds of millions of dollars.
During what some would characterize as the height of progressive U. Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. Henley plant in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Since the late 1970s, they have had an opportunity to test their theories, beginning with the transportation deregulation of the Carter administration and intensifying under President Reagan and his successors. How can we align corporate and community values when it comes to community sustainability? The first example occurred at a factory of West Point-Stevens, the large apparel firm acquired by Fruit of the Loom in 1988. It chronicles the toll on a community whose human and natural resources are pillaged by corporations.
They retrained citizens to pursue individual interests in jobs and cheap consumer goods rather than seek the more amorphous but much more important long-term public interest. It chronicles the toll on a community whose human and natural resources are pillaged by corporations. This book approaches sex, violence, theft, drugs, suicide, rape, and mental disorders in a way that shows the critical role of sociocultural factors and social reactions in constructions of deviance and crime. Bringing together the moral and political ideas of the ancients with the latest social and psychological theory, Lane illuminates the individual's vital role in social change, and articulates new ways of understanding what is harmful and what is valuable, what is a benefit and what is a cost, and what the relationship between public and private well-being ought to be. In Michigan State University Press, 2012 , professor Edward C. The core danger of the 2008—09 collapse, as with the earlier problems in savings and loans, was not the loss of jobs and wealth, but that the response would be the use of short-term public subsidies to allow failed leaders and practices to continue. The author utilizes statements from key economists throughout modern history, and really presses the point that there were moral trade-offs that were made when we started letting greed run rampant.
The incident reveals the failure of the regulatory state to prevent accidents. With and without federal environmental laws, Velsicol defied public law and regulators for decades. Habits of the Heart was neither the first nor the only investigation of growing concern about personal interest. Some corrective action only occurred when citizens were willing to identify the public interest and to demand accountability from civic institutions and civil society. The subsequent reduction in technical investment initiated a continuous decline in global competitiveness. Nor do they understand global and national political imperatives, as do better-trained leaders. As a leading agricultural economist, John Ikerd, observed: To the extent that neoclassical economics includes any remaining element of happiness, it most clearly is hedonistic in nature rather than eudaimonic.
Lorenz's book examines the intersection of corporate irresponsibility and civic engagement. Case Studies and Solutions This study is guided by the assumption that the case method is an appropriate way to understand the functioning of the national policy process and the vibrancy of an ideology, such as neoliberalism. By itself it cannot suffice to make a man virtuous; but it disciplines a number of persons in habits of regularity, temperance, moderation, foresight, self-command; and if it does not lead men straight to virtue by the will, it gradually draws them in that direction by their habits. This book examines both the ethical and economic elements and ramifications of socialist and capitalistic models. Finally, the judge must decide if the injury from the accident to a specific individual warrants application of a legal sanction.
In filings with the U. A neoclassical economist can say, based on data for the total economy, that rational analysis proves that much of the old regulation was bad. Nobel Prize—winning economists, such as Gary Becker, rationalized growing income inequality, not as an affliction or predicament, but as proof of the value of education. Lorenz demonstrates how communities organize to confront failures in corporate and bureaucratic leadership. Slowly, it pioneered ways to directly challenge elite expertise in and out of government and in the press. Their negative impact upon management practices, finance, employment, and the environment was so damaging to humans as well as to the natural world that this story cries out for a conscious response.
A core ingredient of a sustainable society is widely respected and fairly enforced public law. West Point-Stevens, especially the old J. In 2006—07, the Pine River Task Force learned it was being outmaneuvered in complex policy negotiations by the perceived wisdom developed by global experts and the mechanisms they controlled for justifying policy—conferences, peer-reviewed technical publications, and global forums. Lorenz, published by Michigan State University Press, 2012. They merged fatalism with fear to condemn any deviation from the principles of laissez-faire political economy.