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Economic morality and Jewish law

Author: Aaron Levine
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aaron Levine compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Espousing what philosophers would call a consequentialist ethical system, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an economic action based on whether the action would increase the wealth of society in the long run. In contrast, Jewish law  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Levine, Aaron.
Economic morality and Jewish law
(DLC) 2012004775
(OCoLC)777655941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Levine
ISBN: 9780199974375 0199974373
OCLC Number: 865508612
Description: 1 online resource (x, 263 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A tale of two sermons (derashot) : Jewish law's deontological ethics at work --
The sale of the birthright and the bilateral monopoly model --
The coase theorem as treated in Jewish law --
Price controls in Jewish law --
Reviving Yehoshua B. Gamla's vision for Torah education --
Aspect of the lemons problem as treated in Jewish law --
The living wage and Jewish law --
Short selling and Jewish law.
Responsibility: Aaron Levine.

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Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way in which welfare economics and Jewish law determine the propriety of an economic action, whether by a private citizen or the government. Issues  Read more...

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Of overriding importance in Orthodox Jewish practice are the rules pertaining to the behavior of man to his fellow man. This has its origins in the Bible, and was later extensively developed in the Read more...

 
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