The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership
Joseph William SingerISBN: 0807004391;
An insightful and engaging exploration of the place of compassion in the world of profit "By introducing the biblical plan of leaving the edges of the field for the poor and needy during the harvest season, Joseph Singer courageously champions the idea that there must be some limitation to our economic doctrine of maximizing the shareholder's profitability. A brilliant and creative idea which will sustain for the long term our economic system." ?Aaron Feuerstein, president and CEO, Malden Mills, Inc. In The Edges of the Field, Harvard law professor Joseph W. Singer offers a powerful and cogent look at Americans' complex relation to property and ownership. Incorporating examples as wide-ranging as the experience of Malden Mills owner Aaron Feuerstein, the Torah, and the musical Rent, Singer reminds us that ownership is a curious blend of security and vulnerability between owner and non-owner. He proposes that the manner in which property shapes social relations of power...
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