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Time on the Ledger: Social Accounting for the Good Society

Tom Walker ()

Chapter Chapter 11 in Toward a Good Society in the Twenty-First Century, 2013, pp 227-247 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract The characteristics of a good society are typically itemized by abstract nouns such as “justice,” “compassion,” “liberty,” “prosperity,” or “security.” Those nominalizations imply a concrete sequence of actions, a narrative. Take, for example, the narrative in Matthew 25, 35–36 from the New Testament: “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Keywords: Gross Domestic Product; Social Cost; Negative Externality; Common Pool Resource; Good Society (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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DOI: 10.1057/9781137313621_11

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