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Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good

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Few people would contest that modern capitalism comes with major costs: it damages the environment, harms workers, and increases inequality, to name just a few. Yet we’re told time and again that those are simply inevitable side effects of the constant need for profit and growth—and that while they may be regrettable, there’s no other way.

Christian Felber disagrees. In Ch
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 15th 2015 by Zed Books (first published 2010)
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Manuel Domínguez Álvarez
Es una obra que recomiendo a cualquiera que desee pensar en modos alternativos al futuro que nos depara nuestra actual actitud consumista y enfermiza, que nos esclaviza a bienes inútiles y que nos hace cada día más infelices e insensibles con todo lo que nos rodea.
Es un libro para pararse a pensar, no en las soluciones que plantea, que en la mayor parte corresponden a las propias de algunas de nuestras etapas marxistas propias de la juventud, si no más bien, en lo acertado del diagnóstico de la
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Maria Espadinha
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
👍Soa Mesmo Bem👍


Com excepção de algumas aberrações que confirmam a regra, o ser humano tende a ser solidário!
Auxiliamo-nos nas aflições e sentimo-nos felizes sempre que cooperamos e nos entreajudamos!
O bem retorna naturalmente aos benfeitores — uma simples lei da vida que certamente já todos comprovámos no nosso quotidiano.

Porém, não é essa a regra que preside à economia.
Nesse campo de batalha impera a lei do mais forte, que engrandece uns (subentenda-se poucos) e esmaga outros (subentenda-se ime
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Edgar
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christian Felber‘s „Gemeinwohlökonomie“ ist ein alternatives Wirtschaftskonzept welches auf ethischen, sozialen und nachhaltigen Grundwerten beruht.

Das Buch hat zwar eine überschaubare Gesamtlänge, allerdings liest es sich vergleichsweise langsam, sogar für ein Sachbuch. Ich hatte nicht immer Freude beim Lesen, obwohl der Inhalt sehr interessant und relevant ist. Dieser ist hier allerdings auch wichtiger als der Schreibstil.

Seine umfassende Vorstellung der Gemeinwohlökonomie, ihrer Ziele und ihr
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Sketchy_tunes
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ein wirklich interessantes Wirtschaftskonzept, welches einige der brennendsten gesellschaftlichen Probleme lösen könnte, die wir momentan haben. Das Buch ist detailliert und sehr durchdacht, die beschriebenen Maßnahmen und Institutionen wirken reif für die Umsetzung.

Leider glaube ich, dass momentan für ein entsprechendes Konzept der politische Wille fehlt. Dem Volk als demokratischer Souverän fehlt es auf Grund von Missinformation an Verständnis für die wirtschaftlichen Zusammenhänge und
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Ratzeputz
Aug 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tech
First of all it is well written and uses a simple language to represent the idea of the, i think, public interest economy. The ideas are interesting and maybe worth to try it.
On the other side, it is not written as scientific paper but as humanities one and the book can be separated into two parts. The first approx. hundred pages introduce the main ideas. The rest of the book is more esoteric and full of references to Rudolf Steiner and other alternative thinkers. In my opinion, the second part
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Sylvia
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
I would definitly move to a country where they live after the economic model in this book
Fouad Jaber
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book had rare moments of plausible economic advice, such as when the Author suggested a better system to internalize externalities by advocating the use of the common good balance sheet. But outside that it was inexperienced, irrational and down right wrong. We are driven by profit, yes this profit can and must be controlled as to prevent it's misuse but to rid of it all together would be to rid of progress. Furthermore, the intervention in the pricing of goods and services is justified giv ...more
xabre
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Presentación dun proxecto moi ilusionante e xusto para tod@s. Un sistema económico mellor. Por esta utopía vale o esforzo camiñar. Se cadra fáltalle incidir un pouco máis en estratexias para chegar a ese modelo.
Fàtima
Feb 02, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Marc
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Necesario para armonizar de modo efectivo un cambio social de valores. Muy conectado con otros enfoques de economía colaborativa
http://comunidad.medialab-prado.es/en...
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Eric Z.
Sep 03, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Truthseekers, Orwell's Disciples, Newspeakers, Doublethinkers, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman
Creeping Communism, Vanilla Marxism or Chocolate Covered Communism?

I really liked it because it is a great example of how younger generations get duped into tyrannical governments, regardless of how they name them; socialism/communism/nazism etc.

This is a very well written book, unlike Mein Kampf which embodies evil ideas in very crappy writing, this book embodies evil ideas in very good writing.That’s why I write this review; to warn our youth:
Good intentions do not a free society make!
And tha
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Stef Potums
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Een eye-opener! Felber licht een alternatief duurzaam economisch model toe op alle niveau's van de maatschappij (gemeentelijk, regionaal, nationaal, europees, wereldvlak,...) in een logische en begrijpelijke taal. Vanuit de onderbuik van de maatschappij worden basiswaarden-, basisbehoeften en grondwettelijke rechten als vertrekpunt genomen om een nieuw economisch model te doen groeien, waar niet langer winst, concurrentie en constante groei primeren (financiële resultaten), maar waar het maatsch ...more
Jonathan
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
A brisk, upbeat. and accessible read about how to redesign the economy, combining discussion of general principles and nuts-and-bolts. I would have liked some more social-historical-philosophical grounding in the beginning (how does his conceptual framework relate to those that have come before?), I'm more keen on direct regulations and requirements than incentive structures (and, relatedly, the enforcement of his proposals was never quite clear to me--perhaps the same could be said of the mecha ...more
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»In dem Buch ›Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie‹ von Christian Felber wird das gleichnamige Wirtschaftsmodell vorgestellt. Es zeigt auf, dass es sehr wohl eine Alternative zu unserem jetzigen Wirtschaftssystem geben kann. Viele interessante Ideen, die den Menschen und seine Umwelt wieder in den Mittelpunkt des Wirtschaftens stellen, werden dem Leser dargeboten. Was am Schluss tatsächlich zur Umsetzung kommt, bleibt uns überlassen. Das Buch selbst will erstmal nur Grundlage, im Sinne von Denkanstößen und Disku ...more
Ietrio
Dec 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: junk
Another petty mind reinventing the wheel. What is good for Felber is "common good". What Felber dislikes or is useless to him makes out of you and your needs an apostate, a heretical or whatever is the word for "controlled by demons" in his sect.

Spoilers: no, there is no common good the same way I can't eat so you can feel full.
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Iván Santaella
Tiene ideas interesantes y es muy simple.
MARGARITA PEREZ
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excelente!

Buen material didáctico e informativo. Ojalá todos los países implementaran la Economía del Bien Común para acabar con las injusticias y desigualdades.
William Orr
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Sharp critique of capitalism. About 80% on the money. However, Felber is a journalist, not an economist, and sometimes it shows.
Buchstabensalat
Ein sehr informatives Buch, welches eine interessante Idee beschreibt. Man erwischt sich immer mal wieder bei "Das geht dich gar nicht!", nur um dann zu merken, dass man einfach nur in altbekannten Mustern gedacht hat. Felber liefert wirklich gute Ansätze, wie eine Gesellschaft aussehen kann in der jeder die Möglichkeit bekommt sich wohlzufühlen (es aber nicht muss). An einigen Stellen ist mir das Buch allerdings zu flapsig formuliert oder Ideen wurden nicht komplett zu Ende gedacht.
Alles in al
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Jayne Elizabeth
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Discusses creating an economy for the common good, an alternative economic and political system. In some sense, it is already happening with Community Supported Agriculture and Cooperative Groceries in the United States> Need to go into other areas. Look at pg 26-27 The Common Good Matrix, Individuality. Can start implementing aspects.
Augusto Wieselmayer
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: society
Going from TINA to TAPAS. The conclusion is that we always have more than one possibility. And this conclusion here offers a new system that we can easily implement for a better economy that works together. Make up your mind for 5 values and everything will change.
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olipas rasittavan toiveikasta...:)
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