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Wealth and Freedom : An Introduction to Political Economy - David P. Levine

Wealth and Freedom

An Introduction to Political Economy

Paperback Published: 4th September 1995
ISBN: 9780521447911
Number Of Pages: 204

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Wealth and Freedom provides a comprehensive introduction to political economy for the student or other interested nonspecialist. The book explores such key issues as: the place of our economy in the larger social system, the importance of market institutions for individual autonomy, private enterprise as a system of economic development, poverty and inequality in market economies, global inequality, the limits of the market and the role of government. The book is distinctive in employing a rights-based approach to understanding and evaluating economic institutions.

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."..a brief yet insightful introduction to the subject of political economy....The book is a solid contribution to the existing literature on economic philosophy....its primary contribution is the presentation of a rights-based analysis of private and public economic institutions. This it does thoroughly and insightfully....solid, thoughtful work." Perspectives on Political Science

List of figures and tables
Preface
Introduction
Economy and Society
The place of the economy
Needs and wants
Capitalism
Capitalism
The self-regulating market
Creative destruction
Labor
Inequality and Difference
The classical argument for inequality
Income and productive contribution
Rights and the market
Poverty and inequality
International Society
International inequality
International society
Individual and Community
The limits of the market
Private ends, public good
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521447911
ISBN-10: 0521447917
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 4th September 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.16  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32

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