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The Dilbert Society? America's Corporate Workers

Lawrence E. Mitchell

in Corporate Irresponsibility: America`s Newest Export

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090239
eISBN:
9780300137767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090239.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that the mandate of stockholder profit maximization encourages managers to treat workers poorly, both to the disadvantage of the workers and the corporation as a whole. It looks ... More


Corporate Irresponsibility: America`s Newest Export

Lawrence E. Mitchell

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090239
eISBN:
9780300137767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090239.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book explores the philosophical and social environment in which the modern American corporation is grounded, and explains why, from a cultural perspective, the people should not expect the ... More


Contributions of Economic Theory to an Understanding of the Common Good in Catholic Social Thought

Charles K. Wilber

in Empirical Foundations of the Common Good: What Theology Can Learn from Social Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190670054
eISBN:
9780190681999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670054.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Economic analysis can be useful to Catholic social thought in its concern for the common good, or the rough economic equivalent, human flourishing. First, treating the standard economic concept of ... More


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