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The skeptical economist : revealing the ethics inside economics

Author: Jonathan Aldred
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In reality economics is built on ethical foundations - distinctive and controversial views about how we ought to live, what we value and why. This book exposes these hidden assumptions, and opens up the black box of modern economics to reveal that the conventional wisdom is not what it appears to be
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Aldred
ISBN: 9781844077052 1844077055 9781849712095 1849712093
OCLC Number: 762116139
Notes: Originally published 2009
Introduction : ethical economics?. The sovereign consumer. Two myths about economic growth. The politics of pay. Happiness. Pricing life and nature. New worlds of money : public services and beyond. Conclusion
Description: 281 s. : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Ethical Economics? 2. The Sovereign Consumer; 3. Two Myths about Economic Growth; 4. The Politics of Pay; 5. Happiness; 6. Pricing Life and Nature; 7. New Worlds of Money: Public Services and Beyond; 8. Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
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