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The tyranny of utility : behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism

Author: Gilles Saint-Paul
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Examines how developments in economics and the social sciences lead to greater government intrusion in our private lives. Exploring how behavioral economics contributes to the excessive rise of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilles Saint-Paul
ISBN: 9780691128177 0691128170
OCLC Number: 687685779
Description: vii, 163 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Political organization and the conception of man --
The challenge to the unitary individual in Western thought --
Economics : the last bastion of rationality --
Economics goes behavioral --
From utility to happiness --
Post-utilitarianism : searching for a collective soul in the behavioral era --
The policy prescriptions of behavioral economics --
The modern paternalistic state --
Responsibility transfer --
The role of science --
Markets in a paternalistic world --
Where to go?
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"The Tyranny of Utility is a courageous and original contribution. In particular, Saint-Paul's analysis of the consequences of post-utilitarianism on individual freedom is highly convincing."--Arnaud Read more...

 
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