Impact University: Civic Engagement/ Demographics

Civic Engagement/ Demographics

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets >

Sandel describes a shift in the U.S. from a market economy to a market society. As market values replace older norms for managing challenges such as health care and education, he forces us to consider the moral limits of markets.

Civic Engagement

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community >

Civic engagement hinges on being in touch with one's community, but the modern neighborhood has become cold and solitary. Putnam underlines the many reasons this should be concerning for us as a nation and shows how we can reconnect.

Civic Engagement/ Demographics

The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart >

The last three decades have a seen a dramatic segregation of American communities along political, economic, and religious lines. Bill Bishop lays out with stark clarity the dangerous consequences of this sorting.

Civic Engagement/ Demographics

For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today >

Jedidiah Purdy reminds us of the value of civic engagement and the need for stewardship, especially in today's rapidly changing world, imploring us to once again embrace those common things that hold us together.

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