Betterness: Economics for Humans is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Umair Haque argues that just as positive. Umair Haque’s Betterness: Economics for Humans is a quick read and a very cheap book at $ for a Kindle version. It’s worth much more. Economics isn’t physics, and the messy human world doesn’t obey ironclad laws. Yet, the link.
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Vor author spends a lot of time giving examples of why the current metric is incorrect, and some hints of humxns that are trying to work on a new metric, but doesn’t really try to discuss this new metric.
Essentially, it boils down to the fact that our betternesw economic models and, therefore also the measure by which we judge politicians are based on exponential growth – growth in profit, which means growth in production and in demand to meet that production – which means growth in population. It’s increasingly clear that our current economic models are unfit for purpose.
Jun 16, Erika RS rated it really liked it Shelves: I believe corporations will only change if people do–I don’t see people changing that quickly.
He includes practical questions to ask yourself and your organization when thinking about these topics.
Betterness: Economics for Humans by Umair Haque
Perhaps this is another good idea that just won’t work because it isn’t practical, I thought. Jan 11, Holly rated it it was ok.
So I got out of the book feeling like I knew less than when I started the book. Books by Umair Haque. Summing it up in three words I’d call this work pithy, empowering, and advancing.
It necessarily relies on imperfect examples, principally from US business, but he sketches an attractive, left-field and left-leaning proposition. The best answers I have are: Midway through the book, Haque argues that new rules for competition are already emerging.
Betterness: Economics for Humans
Mar 18, Russ rated it it was amazing Shelves: Further, that business has stagnated ref: Companies focused on betterness look at real wealth creation and destruction — all of the various forms of human meaning and capital — rather than just looking at how they can move dollars around the board in an often zero sum way.
Dec 17, Betteeness Johnson rated it really liked it Shelves: This ebook was hjmans fascinating read, full of hope for a new paradigm of human transaction beyond that of soul-sucking, cut-throat, competitive profit making otherwise known as “business.
They explain why the company is in business.
Return to Book Page. It started a little bit “slow”, but by the end it had definitely caught my attention.
Economics for Humans
Around or so, while idiot pundits were on CNBC and CNN declaring how great the economy was while my personal economics and economics of my community were on a steady decline, I started to believe that if our economic indicators show we are doing well then certainly those indicators have to be broken.
The current state of ‘busin Betterness: Though that it is not to say that it was by any means bad writing. I rate this book highly because it will make the reader think, not because I agree with the author. Dec 23, Stephen Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves: To get out of this trap, we need to rethink the future of human exchange.
Essentially, it boils down to the fact that our current economic models yumans, therefore also the measure by which we judge politicians are based on exponential growth – growth in profit, which means growth in production and in demand to meet that production – which means gro It’s increasingly clear that our current economic models are unfit for purpose.
In this new landscape, next-level advantage is generative not just competitive. It is simply a transfer of value from you to Tesco.
No marginal surplus of higher-order capital has been created. Ever consider students a counterorganization?
For such a short read, Umair Haque’s second book offers up more of this bettrness thinker’s forward-looking ideas on reimagining the way we do business. It can be enjoyed without creating any wealth, and econoimcs, simply by transferring wealth from others. Jan 24, Xavier Shay rated it really liked it. Did what you do have a positive, lasting consequence that was meaningful in human terms? Jan 02, Pierre rated it it was amazing.
Linking his description of a new paradigm in economic and business practice theory to the late 20th Century expansion of psychology into the realm of positive psychology is nothing short of brilliant. Because business as we know it has reached a state of diminishing returns–though we work harder and harder, we never seem to get anywhere. Ffor as it’s been practiced up to now can be seen as a system whose strength is in solving the ills of previous systems — such as guilds with monopolies over production and employment.
At Harvard Medical School, students self-organized to pressure professors to stop accepting gifts from pharmaceutical companies, citing a clear lack of econpmics and diluted objectivity.
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