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Economics for the Common Good : Two Centuries of Economic Thought in the Humanist Tradition - Mark A. Lutz

Economics for the Common Good

Two Centuries of Economic Thought in the Humanist Tradition

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Published: 25th February 1999
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This volume provides an introduction to economics in terms of human rather than material welfare. Building on a social economics tradition, it proposes a more rational economic order and develops new principles of economic policy. The issues covered include: the inadequacy of individualistic economics in guiding policy formation; a logical critique of economic rationality; rethinking of the modern business corporation; a critique of modern trade theory and unregulated international competition; and how standard economic theory encourages major ecological problems. "Economics for the Common Good" introduces social economic concepts and demonstrates their continuing relevance to the ills of an increasingly global society. In approaching problems generally conceived to be purely economic, from a social and ecological perspective, the author explores the vital interface between economics, ethics and politics.

Prefacep. ix
Source Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introducing Social Economicsp. 1
The Grandfather of Social Economics: J.C.L.Simonde De Sismondip. 21
The Germination of Social Economics on British Soilp. 55
In Sismondi's Spirit: John A.Hobsonp. 71
Ethics, Science and Economic Welfarep. 104
Tracking the Common Goodp. 125
Notesp. 143
How Reasonable is Economic Rationality?p. 146
Notesp. 163
Rethinking the Corporationp. 165
Whither the Market and Globalization?p. 192
The Ultimate Challengep. 222
Social Economics as an Alternativep. 249
Notesp. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
Guide to Further Readingp. 287
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9780415143134
ISBN-10: 0415143136
Series: Advances in Social Economics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th February 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1