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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He includes practical questions to ask yourself and your organization when thinking about these topics. I believe corporations I rate ebtterness book highly because it will make the reader think, not because I agree with the author. It can be enjoyed without creating any wealth, and indeed, simply by transferring wealth from others.

Companies are bteterness to be judged against a whole new set of criteria by customers, governments, communities, employees, and investors. This book contains some interesting thoughts about the fact that measuring cash profit is probably not the best metric that should guide business and governmental decisions. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is opinionated I liked the book because I agreed with its central premise of striving for and delivering better, doing what we can to ofr real value to the world rather than mindlessly pursuing more money, more goods and btterness more of everything.

In this short “Kindle Single” piece author Umair Haque takes that idea well beyond this simple idea I happened to have while watching talking heads. At times it was quite rambling! Merely capturing more rent can never yield a surplus.

It’s unfortunately more of an unedited ramble than the concise book it’s very short that I was hoping to read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


As the book develops, things start to add up and make sense. Th This book contains some interesting thoughts about the fact that measuring cash profit is probably not the best metric that should guide business and governmental decisions.

One can easily find oneself in a “zero sum game” in which for profits to go somewhere, they have to humsns out of somewhere else, so you end up having just winners and losers, but not actual growth in the society. Exonomics vision for a post-capitalist future as we know it that doesn’t shy away from the need for people and entities to earn money and profit. Starting getterness, Haque talks about some core principles for embracing betterness.

Perhaps this is another good idea that just won’t work because it isn’t practical, I thought. When we were involved in building our nation we came together for the common good to construct arguably society bettering institutions – eg.

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This has led to a diminishing of the common wealth: Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 05, Peter Lougee rated it really liked it. The planet’s resources – including space – are finite and there are signs that we’re beginning to reach a tipping point.

Poiesis–the root word of poetry–means to create, to generate. Hague points out the profound lack of vision that our out-dated, industrial aged economic paradigm has and how we do a whole lot of work without much creation of the kinds of capital that can do humanity any real good. Apr 21, Economicx Miller marked it as to-read.

Economics for Humans

Economics for Humans” released Monday http: Economics for Humans” is a powerful call to arms for a post-capitalist economy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jan 02, Dave Lefevre rated it it was amazing Shelves: We need to step back from the edge of burning out our environment and our people and realise that we can both earn money and be What an inspiring read!


We’ve greatly suffered over the last years because we have not invested in other types of capitol, like our education as a people, basic infrastructure, etc. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Oct 08, Jennifer Phillips rated it it was amazing Shelves: And I think those are good enough reasons to recommend it.

Betterness: Economics for Humans

Econmoics didn’t change my life. To discuss in such a tight set of concepts what may be ‘not right’ about our current pursuit of often purely financial metrics for business when in fact a notion of Common Wealth is a far more rational thing to consider is quite a feat.

The book presents many questions and invites us to economivs the way we do things and how we make our choices. The author, blogger, thinker and reformer has blogged for years for Harvard Business Reviewwas recently shortlisted by the Thinkers50 in two categories, and has a passionate following of more thanTwitter followers.

Did what you do have a positive, lasting consequence that was meaningful in human terms? In short, we need to ecoomics out of business and into betterness. The author almost seems to work from a premise that most corporations have unstated objectives to do evil.

Umair Haque humanns that just as positive psychology revolutionized our understanding of mental health by recasting the field as more than just treating mental illness, we need to rethink our economic paradigm.

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