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The Resource A question of worth : economy, society and the quantification of human value, Christopher Steed

A question of worth : economy, society and the quantification of human value, Christopher Steed

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A question of worth : economy, society and the quantification of human value
Title
A question of worth
Title remainder
economy, society and the quantification of human value
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Steed
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Language
eng
Summary
"Our value and worth are contingent upon what we earn, on what we own. Amidst the financialisation that characterises much of the globe, the prevailing ethos is that the only values we can usefully measure are those that can be quantified and expressed in terms of economics. Yet economic value and the value of the human are closely connected: erode the economic and you erode the personal. In the global economic crash of recent years it has been people who have been under assault not just financial value. The vulnerability of a society shaped only by economic and monetised transactions is exposed by what happens when the economy and the monetisation of everything fails. When the economic machine seizes up, it is people who are devalued and dumped. Drawing upon his experience in government, education and the Church, and driven by his long experience of dealing with the casualties of contemporary society, the author asks: must we be a market society as well as a market economy? Can we devise a non-economic account of describing human value and worth? Christopher Steed argues that the really important issues that frame the contemporary human situation are those that cannot be measured.Quality is also vital to human flourishing: what, after all, is wealth for? What kind of society do we want to be in? What price the non-quantifiable and non-economic goods that make life worthwhile? In a timely and pioneering work, the author argues for a wider concept of value-one that encompasses both economic value and human value-allowing the dominant economic model to be re-calibrated to give greater space to human value."--
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Steed, Chris
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social capital (Sociology)
  • Human capital
  • Value
  • Economics
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A question of worth : economy, society and the quantification of human value, Christopher Steed
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn960717279
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781784535919
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960717279
Label
A question of worth : economy, society and the quantification of human value, Christopher Steed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn960717279
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vi, 242 pages
Isbn
9781784535919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960717279

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