Econs, Business & Finance
Book recommendations: Economics
Do We Need Economic Inequality? by Danny Dorling
Danny Dorling critically analyses historical trends and contemporary assumptions in order to question the idea that inequality is an inevitability. What if, he asks, widespread economic inequality is actually just a passing phase, a feature of the capitalist transition from a settled rural way of life to our next highly urban steady-state? Is it really likely that we face a Blade Runner-style dystopian future divided between a tiny elite and an impoverished mass? Dorling shows how, amongst much else, a stabilizing population, changing gender relations and rising access to education make a more egalitarian alternative to this nightmare vision not only preferable, but realistic.
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth
It's time to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. Doughnut Economics sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman PhD
This book takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Understanding how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
Is business all about money?
HC alumnus answers questions from students:
How is the environment when working in business?
How realistic is it for us as new entrants to the workforce to expect to play a role in the corporate social responsibility role of companies? Does the pursuit of profit still take a heavy precedence?
To what extent can the company compromise on its profitability, especially if it is listed?