Tag Archives: Capitalism–Moral and ethical aspects

Conscious capitalism: liberating the heroic spirit of business by John Mackey & Raj Sisodia. (Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, 2013.)

Overview “We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free-enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and …
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What money can’t buy: the moral limits of markets by Michael J. Sandel. (London : Allen Lane 2012)

Overview A renowned political philosopher rethinks the role that markets and money should play in our society. Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we put a price on human life to decide how much pollution to allow? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs …
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Building Social Business: the New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus with Karl Weber. ISBN: 9781586488246

Synopsis from the Publisher Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he dubs “social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial …
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Doing Well and Good: the Human Face of the New Capitalism edited by Julian Friedland. ISBN: 9781593117870.

Synopsis Ethical business creates social value. That’s the theme of this bold new volume, which heralds and defends this rapidly-growing new conception of capitalism. It provides clear and succinct guidelines for how to evaluate what counts as an ethical business as well as how and why ethical businesses tend to achieve more over the long …
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