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Financial Whirlpools by Karen L. Higgins

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Chapter 11

Human Roots Are Deep

Yin Meets Yang

Some, in despair of finding meaning and happiness, pursue hedonistic impulses and turn to materialism and consumption.

Richard Ellsworth1

By committing ourselves to enterprises that benefit the community, be it our work group or the international community, we reach beyond ourselves and our narrow, personal interests. In the process, we reconcile… self and Other.

Jean Lipman-Blumen2

In this book we have popped bubbles, climbed a mountain, tracked a tiger, deplored the state of human ethics, and lamented the loss of wealth and well-being. While these metaphors and concerns enliven descriptions of the economic crisis in the United States, they are just a prelude to the book’s finale. We have now reached ...

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