Economics for the common good : two centuries of social economic thought in the humanistic tradition

By: Lutz, Mark AMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: London Routledge 2019Description: 302pISBN: 9780691212166; 9780367237790Subject(s): ECONOMICS- MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTSDDC classification: 330 LUT Summary: This book introduces 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.
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This book introduces 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.

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