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Adam Smith's equality and the pursuit of happiness

Author: John E Hill
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines Adam Smith's main principles in Wealth of Nations as the basis for effective policymaking. Free market interpretations of Smith, the book argues, grossly misrepresent his thought,  Read more...

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Hill, John E.
Adam Smith's Equality and the Pursuit of Happiness.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan US, ©2016
Named Person: Adam Smith; Adam Smith
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Hill
ISBN: 9781137584120 1137584122
OCLC Number: 960281647
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 252 pages .)
Contents: Dedication ; Foreword; Notes; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction: A€Forgotten Revolutionary Ideal; Happiness; Definitions; Happiness, Smith, and€Political Economy; Conclusion; Organization of€the€Book; Thesis; Notes; Chapter 2: Justice, Liberty, and€Equality: Adam Smith's Political Economy; Laissez-Faire Misinterpretations of€Adam Smith; What Adam Smith Did Advocate; Justice in€the€Wealth of€Nations; The Invisible Hand; Liberty and€Justice; Justice in€the€Legal Sense; Justice in€the€Ethical Sense; Liberty and€Equality; Liberty, Equality, and€Justice; The Argument Thus Far. Roles for€GovernmentSummation; Laissez-Faire: Who Cares?; Notes; Chapter 3: Smith's Principles for€the€Twenty-First Century; Justice, Liberty, and€Equality; Scientific Study of€Society; Best Practices around the€World; Government's Role in€the€Economy; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 4: Wealth for€All; Smith's Critique of€Concentrated Wealth; The Myth of€Social Mobility; Causes; Unions; Finance Sector Amnesia; Productivity Gains; Trickle-Down; Free Trade Policies; Negative Effects; Homelessness; Economic Inequality and€Democracy; Change Inhibitors; Class Conflict; Solutions?; Unemployment. Social SecurityReducing Poverty; Minimum Wage; Economic Growth; Government Transfers; Worker-Owned Enterprises; Benefits; Summation; Notes; Chapter 5: Health; Health and Economic Inequality; Health and Happiness: Correlation or Causation?; Solutions?; Rationing; Cost Efficiency; Uninsured Americans; Disadvantages and Advantages; Other Solutions; Medical Malpractice; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 6: Education; Education and Economic Inequality; Solutions?; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 7: Crime; White-Collar Crime; Definition and Examples; What White-Collar Crime Costs; Solutions? Media ViolencePunishment; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 8: Common Defense; Happiness; Economic Impact; War and€Taxes; Solutions?; Congressional War Powers; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 9: Taxes; Bankrupting the€USA; Progressive Taxes; Are Progressive Taxes Fair?; Other Smith Reflections on€Taxes; Nongovernmental Taxes; Solutions?; Tax Simplification; Higher Income Tax Rates; Global Tax on€Capital; Corporate Taxes; Estate Tax; Sales and€Payroll Taxes; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 10: Conclusion; The Umpire of€Capitalism; Other Roles for€Government; Final Thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John E. Hill.

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