Key Insights From:
The Common Good
By Robert Reich
- The common good is more than individual acts of kindness—it’s the wellspring from which those acts are drawn.
- The “virtue” of selfishness has replaced the virtue of pursuing the common good.
- The common good is valuable and voluntary, making it vulnerable to exploitation.
- The win-at-all-costs mentality in politics and business has unraveled America’s social fabric.
- The damage done to the common good is not irreversible.
- Honor and shame need to be appropriately applied, oriented around the common good.
- Civic education must be brought back into schools to keep us free from ignorance and despotism.