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The Business of Commerce: Examining an Honorable Profession

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.

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Author: James E. Chesher, Tibor R. Machan,

Editor/Translator: Edward W. Younkins, Walter Block, Samuel Bostaph, Ricardo F. Crespo, Jeffrey M. Herbener, Richard C. B. Johnsson, Tibor R. Machan, Douglas B. Rasmussen, Murray N. Rothbard, Chris Matthew Sciabarra, Larry J. Sechrest, Barry Smith, Gloria Zúñiga,

Edition: 1st Edition

Binding: Paperback

Condition: New

Manufacturer: Hoover Institution Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 310

Product group: Book

Studio: Hoover Institution Press

Publication Date: March 1, 1999

Publisher: Hoover Institution Press

Pages: 310

EAN: 9780817996222

ISBN: 0817996222

ASIN: 0817996222

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Tibor Machan
Dr. Tibor R. Machan has recently been appointed senior fellow at the Heartland Institute (Arlington Heights, IL) and has worked as a Hoover Institution research fellow, is Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama, and has held the R. C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University from 1997 to 2014. Smuggled out of Hungary in 1953, Machan spent three years in Munich and then came to USA and became an academic philosopher after four years in US Air Force. His memoir, The Man Without a Hobby (2006) tells it all.