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Beyond the invisible hand : groundwork for a new economics

Verfasser/in: Kaushik Basu
Verlag: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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One of the central tenets of mainstream economics is Adam Smith's proposition that, given certain conditions, self-interested behavior by individuals leads them to the social good, almost as if orchestrated by an invisible hand. This deep insight has, over the past two centuries, been taken out of context, contorted, and used as the cornerstone of free-market orthodoxy. In Beyond the Invisible Hand, Kaushik Basu
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Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Kaushik Basu
ISBN: 9780691137162 0691137161
OCLC-Nummer: 606052869
Beschreibung: xv, 273 p. ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: In praise of dissent --
The theory of the invisible hand --
The limits of orthodoxy --
The economy according to law --
Markets and discrimination --
The chemistry of groups --
Contract, coercion, and intervention --
Poverty, inequality, and globalization --
Globalization and the retreat of democracy --
What is to be done?
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