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No Wealth but Life : Welfare Economics and the Welfare State in Britain, 1880-1945.

Author: Roger E Backhouse; Tamotsu Nishizawa
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book re-examines early twentieth-century British welfare economics in the context of the emergence of the welfare state.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger E Backhouse; Tamotsu Nishizawa
ISBN: 9780511744440 0511744447
OCLC Number: 638859630
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; ONE: Introduction: Towards a Reinterpretation of the History of Welfare Economics; 1. Placing welfare economics in context; 2. Economists, the academy and politics; 3. Idealism, utilitarianism and morality; 4. Welfare economics and the welfare state; 5. Concluding remarks; References; PART ONE: CAMBRIDGE WELFARE ECONOMICS AND THE WELFARE STATE; TWO: Marshall on Welfare Economics and the Welfare State; THREE: Pigou's "Prima Facie Case": Market Failure in Theory and Practice. FOUR: Welfare, Taxation and Social Justice: Reflections on Cambridge Economists from Marshall to KeynesPART TWO: OXFORD ETHICS AND THE PROBLEM OF WELFARE; FIVE: The Oxford Approach to the Philosophical Foundations of the Welfare State; SIX: J.A. Hobson as a Welfare Economist; SEVEN: The Ethico-Historical Approach Abroad: The Case of Fukuda; PART THREE: WELFARE ECONOMICS IN THE POLICY ARENA; EIGHT: 'The Great Educator of Unlikely People': H.G. Wells and the Origins.

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This book re-examines early twentieth-century British welfare economics in the context of the emergence of the welfare state.

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