[The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich


  • Hardcover
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  • The Common Good
  • Robert B. Reich
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  • 28 January 2020
  • 9780525520498

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SUMMARY ó The Common Good From the best selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Work of Nations a passionate clear eyed manifesto on why we must restore the idea of the common good to the center of our economics and politicsWith the warmth and lucidity that have made him one of our most important public voices Robert B Reich makes the case for a generous inclusive understanding of the American project centering on the moral ob. Just what I needed a progressive book that concentrates on the positive by a man who points a way forward for us all Positive and forward are hard to do under the yoke of King Donald the MadRobert Reich even manages to see the positive in Mad King Donald himself It is Trump who has brought us back to first principles Reich argues for he gets us talking about democracy versus tyrrany And Reich is convinced that the key to snatching democracy from the jaws of tyranny depends on our concern for the common goodWhat exactly is the common good Here is Reich s formulation The common good consists of our shared values about what we owe one another as citizens who are bound together in the same society the norms we voluntarily abide by and the ideals we see to achieveA concern for the common good keeping the common good in mind is a moral attitude It recognizes that we are all in it together If there is no common good there is no society Speaking of norms we voluntarily abide by Reich certainly has things to say about Trump as the principal contemporary violator of such norms but he also makes it clear that our president is only the most recent manifestation of a trend that stretches back a generation After mentioning a few contemporary examples Prescription Drug Lord Martin Shkreli Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Reich traces the erosion of the common good back to the late 70 s when the philosophy of novelist Ayn Rand grew in influence and conservatives began lauding selfishness as a virtue denigrating the very idea of government and glorifying the moral benefits of the free market Reich steadfastly maintains that Ayn Rand is wrong that it is not through pursuing selfishness but rather through performing our mutual duties to ourselves and others that we find out who and what we are both as individuals and as a nationBut how did we get so far from our duties so far from our essential selves In his chapter Exploitation Reich presents a disturbing timeline of over fifty major civic violations stretching from Lyndon Johnson s lies about the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964 to the Balti police and Wells Fargo bank scandals in 2017 that have eroded America s confidence in the existence of a common good In all of this he sees three crucial structural breakdowns 1 whatever it takes to win politics exemplified by Watergate and the Robert Bork confirmation hearings 2 whatever it takes to maximize profits business practices represented by junk bond king Michael Milken and General Electric CEO Jack Welch and 3 whatever it takes to rig the system economics signaled by Lewis Powell s 1971 memo for the Chamber of Commerce DCCC Chairman Tony Coelho s corporate shakedown and the Wall Street Bail Out of 2009 Taken together these breakdowns and others like them have led not only to a widening gap between rich and poor but also to a profound distrust of the institutions and mechanisms of governmentSo how do we dedicate ourselves anew to the common good Reich realizes it won t be easy but he suggests we can do so if we 1 restore the idea that leadership is also trusteeship 2 be careful whom we honor and whom we shame 3 cherish above all the concept of truth and do so by first of all supporting schools that promote civic values and secondly by protecting our free press and the independent journalists who keep our democracy aliveI finished The Common Good encouraged and ready for the fight for as always Reich clear eyed but sanguine convinces me that although our democracy has been weakened it may still be revived and reinvigorated As theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said in a uote Reich shares at book s end Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime therefore we must be saved by hope 7 Intimate Secrets good to the center of our economics and politicsWith the warmth and lucidity that have made him one of our most important public voices Robert B Reich makes the case for a Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever generous inclusive understanding of the American project centering on the moral ob. 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SUMMARY ó The Common Good Ligations of citizenship Rooting his argument in everyday reality and common sense Reich demonstrates the existence of a common good and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it Over the course of the past five decades Reich contends America has been in a slow. Reich presents a few reassuring words and suggestions on what we must do to restore Americans faith in the common good Hint we need to dispose of whatever it takes to win partisanship whatever it takes to maximize profits CEOs and whatever it takes to rig the economy money pouring into politics Sure seems like a pipe dream these days unless voters suddenly become informedI also plan to try the techniue that Reich discusses regarding the use of Honor and Shame next year when attempting to collect the Neighborhood Association dues Those who gave this year will be Honored with a thank you in the letter Those who did not contribute to the common good will be subtly Shamed by having their name omitted from the list OR this could be a total failure with everyone coming to the conclusion that Hey if he didn t pay why should IWish me luck The Mark of Athena good and argues that it is this that defines a society or a nation Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common 2002 Index of Economic Freedom good as well as vicious cycles that undermine it Over the course of the past five decades Reich contends America has been in a slow. Reich presents a few reassuring words and suggestions on what we must do to restore Americans faith in the common Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier good Hint we need to dispose of whatever it takes to win partisanship whatever it takes to maximize profits CEOs and whatever it takes to rig the economy money pouring into politics Sure seems like a pipe dream these days unless voters suddenly become informedI also plan to try the techniue that Reich discusses regarding the use of Honor and Shame next year when attempting to collect the Neighborhood Association dues Those who Alice in Wonderland gave this year will be Honored with a thank you in the letter Those who did not contribute to the common The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia good will be subtly Shamed by having their name omitted from the list OR this could be a total failure with everyone coming to the conclusion that Hey if he didn t pay why should IWish me luck

SUMMARY The Common Good

SUMMARY ó The Common Good Ly accelerating vicious cycle one that can and must be reversed But first we need to weigh what really matters and how we as a country should relate to honor shame patriotism truth and the meaning of leadershipPowerful urgent and utterly vital this is a heartfelt missive from one of our foremost political thinkers a fundamental statement about the purpose of society and a cri de coeur to save America's so. Outstanding Reich is as entertaining as he is enlightening This book ought be reuired reading for every elected official spiritual leader and business exec across the nation


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    [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich Robert B. Reich Ô 1 SUMMARY REVIEW ✓ RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US Ô Robert B. Reich Just what I needed a progressive book that concentrates on the positive by a man who points a way forward for us all Positive” and “forward

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    SUMMARY The Common Good Robert B. Reich Ô 1 SUMMARY [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich This is a very timely essay Reich takes a look at Adam Smith’s economic design ideal of truth and euitable competition Reich states we are a nation of law and order bound on the common good He says the enemies of the common good r

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    [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich How to restore the notion of common good is a vital topic This book makes some good points Unfortunately it is much of a rant about rampant evi

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    SUMMARY The Common Good [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich Reich presents a few reassuring words and suggestions on what we must do to restore Americans' faith in the common good Hint we need to dispose of whatever it takes to win partisanship whatever it takes to maximize profits CEOs and whatever it takes to rig the economy money pouring into politics Sure seems like a pipe dream these days unless voters suddenly become informedI also plan to try the techniue that Reich discusses regarding the

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    [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich Robert B. Reich Ô 1 SUMMARY REVIEW ✓ RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US Ô Robert B. Reich A short compelling read written and published at a time when its message is incredibly important I recommend it without hesitation and it's the kind of thing I wish that high school teachers recommended to or even considered reuiring of the nation's teenagersAs much as I appreciated Reich's discussion of resurr

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    Robert B. Reich Ô 1 SUMMARY [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich Everyone should read this Reich explains what people have in commonthe fundamental basis of what our society shares and why people like Shkreli and Ayn Rand are wrong

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    Robert B. Reich Ô 1 SUMMARY REVIEW ✓ RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US Ô Robert B. Reich [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich If Robert Reich has not written the best book of political economy in a long while he has certainly written the most timely and necessary book of our time And it’s written on one fundamental truth The reality

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    [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich SUMMARY The Common Good Outstanding Reich is as entertaining as he is enlightening This book ought be reuired reading for every elected o

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    [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich Reich's heart is in the right place In this book he takes a look at how norms have been eroded in the last couple years than that but

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    [The Common Good] E–pub Ù Robert B. Reich I wanted to really like this book because it is such an important topic and because I agree that we have as a nation lost sight of the concept of a common weal or a common good But I only sort of liked it because while it is occasionally insightful it reads like a first draft and in many places descends from its lofty thesis to become a ser

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