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Ethics, Efficiency and the Market - Allen Buchanan

Ethics, Efficiency and the Market

Hardcover Published: 10th October 1985
ISBN: 9780198285335
Number Of Pages: 135

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This is a systematic evaluation of the main arguments for and against the market as an instrument of social organization, balancing efficiency and justice . It links the distinctive approaches of philosophy and economics to this evaluation.

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'I would recommend this book as a useful survey of arguments for and against the market, and as a stimulus for further thought on the many topics that it covers.' Urban Studies

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Aims of This Bookp. 1
The Distinction Between Efficiency Arguments and Ethical Argumentsp. 3
The Paretian Concept of Efficiencyp. 4
Efficiency Arguments For and Against the Marketp. 14
Efficiency Arguments for the Marketp. 14
Efficiency Arguments Against the Market: Major Sources of Inefficiencyp. 19
The Problem of Comparing Whole Systemsp. 36
Moral Arguments For and Against the Marketp. 47
The Social Darwinist Argumentp. 49
The Argument from Desertp. 51
Arguments from Mutual Advantage and Utilitarian Argumentsp. 54
The Argument from Lockean or Libertarian Moralp. 64
The Argument from Libertyp. 78
The Argument from the Conditions for the Effective Exercise of Basic Rightsp. 81
The Argument from Exploitationp. 87
The Argument from Alienation and the Concept of Positive Freedomp. 95
The Market and Nonmarket Forms of Interactionp. 101
Market Socialism--Separating the Market from Private Property in the Means of Productionp. 104
Two Types of Market Socialismp. 104
Market Socialism and the Socialist Tradition: The Great Concessionp. 106
The Socialist Calculation Debatep. 109
Conclusionsp. 117
Notesp. 118
Glossaryp. 124
Bibliographyp. 127
Indexp. 133
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ISBN: 9780198285335
ISBN-10: 0198285337
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 10th October 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41