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Business as a calling : work and the examined life

Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: New York : The Free Press, 1996.
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"A larger proportion than ever before of the world's Christians, Jews, and other peoples of faith are spending their working lives in business. Business is a profession worthy of a person's highest ideals and aspirations, fraught with moral possibilities both of great good and of great evil. Novak takes on agonizing problems, such as downsizing, the tradeoffs that must sometimes be faced between profits and human  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Novak, Michael.
Business as a calling.
New York : The Free Press, 1996
(OCoLC)646952569
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Novak
ISBN: 0684827484 9780684827483
OCLC Number: 34077389
Description: x, 246 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Plenty isn't enough --
What is a calling --
Little-known facts about business --
A morally serious calling --
For the poor and for democracy --
Virtue in the modern city --
Three cardinal virtues of business --
Seven plus seven corporate responsibilities --
Business and human rights --
Making things better --
Giving it all away.
Responsibility: Michael Novak.
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"A larger proportion than ever before of the world's Christians, Jews, and other peoples of faith are spending their working lives in business. Business is a profession worthy of a person's highest ideals and aspirations, fraught with moral possibilities both of great good and of great evil. Novak takes on agonizing problems, such as downsizing, the tradeoffs that must sometimes be faced between profits and human rights, and the pitfalls of philanthropy. He also examines the daily questions of how an honest day's work contributes to the good of many people, both close at hand and far away. Our work connects us with one another. It also makes possible the universal advance out of poverty, and it is an essential prerequisite of democracy and the institutions of civil society."--Jacket.

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