“Peter Corning paints a compelling picture of the excessive inequalities of income, wealth, and power in American society, and the damage they cause. More importantly, he makes a strong case for fairness—arguing that equality, equity, and reciprocity are central to humanity's social needs and collective flourishing.”
(Kate Pickett, coauthor of The Spirit Level: How Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger)
“Once again Peter Corning has produced a book that is engaging as well as intellectually solid. Corning's integration of the topics of human nature and social justice could not be more timely. The Fair Society is a must read for anyone interested in a science-based approach to fairness and sustainability.”
(John M. Gowdy, author of Microeconomics Old and New)
"Thoughtful, provocative. . . . Strongly grounded in evolutionary theory but scornful of the 'selfish gene' hypothesis that says we are solely driven by individual self-interest. . . . Serves as a highly effective counterweight to both leftist dogma and the Ayn Rand doctrine that has recently infested conservative thought."
"Much of what Corning has written is both important and accurate. . . . It is an edifying book. . . . I admire Corning's attempt to develop a normative theory of justice that is 'built on an empirical foundation.' . . . One hopes that those who wish to occupy places of power on behalf of the 99 percent will heed Corning's sage advice about what to do and--just as important--what not to do in planning for a better, more just society."
(John T. Jost American Scientist)
Peter Corning is the director of the Institute for the Study of Complex Systems, a one-time writer for Newsweek and professor at Stanford University, and the author of several books.
This book does a good job of assembling information from many different fields on how society should care for all members. Very Lucid.Published on February 21, 2013 by Duns Scotus
Which is better? Capitalism? Socialism? Neither, says Peter Corning. Bringing to bear evidence from multiple disciplines--economics, political science, anthropology, biology, among... Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Steven A. Peterson
Corning attempts to provide a theory that will support a move beyond the tired battles between left and right in our national debates over public economic policies. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Illiniguy71
The book was so-so. I really do not think his arguments were that convincing and he spent an awful lot of time running through the evolutionary psyche of homo sapiens. Read morePublished on December 3, 2011 by TK
Here in one book is the essence of a lifelong education in social, political, and economic theory, viewed through the lens of today's best biological understanding of human nature. Read morePublished on October 29, 2011 by Michael Dowd
Peter Corning is a distinguished evolutionary biologist who has spent much of his research life investigating the implications of evolutionary biology for human social life. Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Herbert Gintis
the book is good, the the service is good.
book is easily read, smooth reading with comfortable character size. it's good for beginner to political science.