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The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession

by James E. Chesher, Tibor R. Machanvia Hoover Institution Press
Monday, March 1, 1999

Chesher and Machan explore the cultural, philosophical, and theological sources of the bad reputation suffered by business in Western culture. They sample prominent opinion, from Plato to Galbraith, in an examination of the fundamental dichotomies of a society that seeks prosperity, yet disdains the processes by which prosperity is achieved.