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The Moral Origins of the Great Recession

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Further Reading

Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, encyclical letter, July 7, 2009.


David Bollier, "News and Perspectives on the Commons," blog recommended by Bosworth.


David Bosworth, The Demise of Virtue in Virtual America: The Moral Origins of the Great Recession (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2014)


David Bosworth, “The Spirit of Capitalism, 2000,” The Public Interest (Winter 2000).


David Bosworth, "Conscientious Thinking: Fundamentalism, Nihilism, and the Problem of Value during the Demise of the Scientific Worldview," Georgia Review 60, no. 3/4 (Fall/Winter 2006).


David Bosworth, “Auguries of Decadence:  American Television in the Age of Empire,” Salmagundi (Autumn/Winter, 2006-07).


David Bosworth, “The Cultural Contradictions of Philanthrocapitalism,” Society (Autumn 2011).


David Bosworth, “From Wariness to Wishfulness: Disney’s Emasculation of Pinocchio’s Conscience,” Georgia Review (Autumn 2011).


David Bosworth, “The Pharmacy of Pain Dissuasion: America’s Addiction to Psycho-active Drugs,” Georgia Review (Spring 2014).


Dwight Furrow, ed., Moral Soundings: Readings on the Crisis of Values in Contemporary Life (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).

Christopher Lasch, The True and Only Heaven: Progress and Its Critics (New York: Norton, 1991).


Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” (SMK Books, 1853).


Herman Melville, The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (New York: Penguin Classics, 1857).


Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time (Boston: Beacon Press, 1944).


Jonathan Sacks, "Recovering Judeo-Christian Ethic Precedes European Recovery,", December 14, 2011.


Michael Sandel, What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012).


Wendell Berry, Home Economics: Fourteen Essays (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 1987).