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The Spirit Of Democratic Capitalism

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9780819178237
Genre : Business & Economics
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...a major work for our times. --Irving Kristol, The Public Interest
Category: Business & Economics

The Spirit Of Democratic Capitalism

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9781461662853
Genre : Business & Economics
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...a major work for our times. —Irving Kristol, The Public Interest
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Business As A Calling

Author : Michael and jana Novak
ISBN : 1476745722
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why do we work so hard at our jobs, day after day? Why is a job well done important to us? We know there is more to a career than money and prestige, but what exactly do we mean by "fulfillment"? These are old but important questions. They belong with some newly discovered ones: Why are people in business more religious than the population as a whole? What do people of business know, and what do they do, that anchors their faith? In this ground-breaking and inspiring book, Michael Novak ties together these crucial questions by explaining the meaning of work as a vocation. Work should be more than just a job -- it should be a calling. This book explains an important part of our lives in a new way, and readers will instantly recognize themselves in its pages. 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. This book is a spiritual feast, for everyone who wants to examine how to make a life through making a living.
Category: Business & Economics

Writing From Left To Right

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9780385347471
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“In heavy seas, to stay on course it is indispensable to lean hard left at times, then hard right. The important thing is to have the courage to follow your intellect. Wherever the evidence leads. To the left or to the right.” –Michael Novak Engagingly, writing as if to old friends and foes, Michael Novak shows how Providence (not deliberate choice) placed him in the middle of many crucial events of his time: a month in wartime Vietnam, the student riots of the 1960s, the Reagan revolution, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Bill Clinton's welfare reform, and the struggles for human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also spent fascinating days, sometimes longer, with inspiring leaders like Sargent Shriver, Bobby Kennedy, George McGovern, Jack Kemp, Václav Havel, President Reagan, Lady Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II, who helped shape—and reshape—his political views. Yet through it all, as Novak’s sharply etched memoir shows, his focus on helping the poor and defending universal human rights remained constant; he gradually came to see building small businesses and envy-free democracies as the only realistic way to build free societies. Without economic growth from the bottom up, democracies are not stable. Without protections for liberties of conscience and economic creativity, democracies will fail. Free societies need three liberties in one: economic liberty, political liberty, and liberty of spirit. Novak’s writing throughout is warm, fast paced, and often very beautiful. His narrative power is memorable.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Catholic Ethic And The Spirit Of Capitalism

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : UOM:39015020844414
Genre : Religion
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The Catholic Church has, for generations, been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism. Novak argues that a 100-year debate within the Catholic Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Weber's Protestant Ethic.
Category: Religion

Will It Liberate

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9781461718567
Genre : Religion
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Michael Novak's work is challenging. We often disagree sharply in out interpretations and assessments of liberation theology, but he raises important issues which call for clarification and response.
Category: Religion

Buying Time

Author : Wolfgang Streeck
ISBN : 9781781686195
Genre : Political Science
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The aftershocks of the economic crisis that began in 2008 still rock the world, and have been followed by a crisis in democratic governance. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding as to precisely what is happening and how it started. In this new edition of a highly acclaimed book, Wolfgang Streeck revisits his recent arguments in the light of Brexit and the continued crisis of the EU. These developments are only the latest events in the long neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that began in the 1970s, a process that turned states away from tax toward debt as a source of revenue, and from that point into the ‘consolidation state’ of today. Central to this analysis is the changing relationship between capitalism and democracy—in Europe and elsewhere—and the advancing immunization of the former against the latter.
Category: Political Science

Washington S God

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9780786722167
Genre : History
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In Washington's God Michael Novak-one of America's leading neoconservative pundits-and his daughter, Jana, uncover George Washington's religious life. Finally the record is set straight on the most thoroughly misunderstood aspect of Washington's life. The Novaks focus on Washington's strong trust in divine Providence and see this belief as providing the unifying narrative to his monumental life.
Category: History

Money Greed And God

Author : Jay W. Richards
ISBN : 9780061375613
Genre : Business & Economics
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Poses an argument in support of capitalism that reveals the ways in which capitalist practices enable Christians to follow Jesus's mandates about alleviating poverty and protecting the earth, in a guide that challenges popular misconceptions while supporting a middle-ground perspective between a hedonist life and extreme acts of self-denial. 25,000 first printing.
Category: Business & Economics

Joy Of Sports Revised

Author : Michael Novak
ISBN : 9781461662808
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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" exhilarating exercise full of uncanny insights..." —PublishersWeekly
Category: Sports & Recreation