by Wade Rowland
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Greed, Inc. places the blame for much of what ails contemporary society at the doorstep of a single institution — the modern publicly traded business corporation. This book traces the rise of the corporation from the Rationalist social engineering of the 18th century — as well as the parallel triumph of moral relativism, consumerism, enterprise culture, and other dominant value systems of our time. It shows how a series of psychological and philosophical misconceptions institutionalized greed and self-serving behaviour as a good thing for society. Greed, Inc. is a groundbreaking book in that it reveals the roots of our social discontent for the first time through the lens of moral philosophy.
Wade Rowland is the author of more than a dozen books, including Galileo's Mistake; Spirit of the Web; and Ockham's Razor. He is a former holder of the Maclean Hunter Chair of Ethics in Communications at Ryerson University in Toronto and currently lectures in the social history of communications technologies at Trent University in Peterborough. He lives near Port Hope, Ontario, with his wife, Christine.
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