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

Author: Gilles Saint-Paul
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton Univ. 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 9781400838899 1400838894
OCLC Number: 750739905
Description: 174 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Part I: The Demise of the Unitary Individual Chapter 1: Political Organization and the Conception of Man 7 Chapter 2: The Challenge to the Unitary Individual in Western Thought 14 Chapter 3: Economics: The Last Bastion of Rationality 19 Chapter 4: Economics Goes Behavioral 41 Chapter 5: From Utility to Happiness 51 Part II: The Rise of Paternalism Chapter 6: Post-Utilitarianism: Searching for a Collective Soul in the Behavioral Era 65 Appendix to Chapter 6. A Numerical Example 73 Chapter 7: The Policy Prescriptions of Behavioral Economics 77 Chapter 8: The Modern Paternalistic State 97 Chapter 9: Responsibility Transfer 115 Chapter 10: Th e Role of Science 123 Chapter 11: Markets in a Paternalistic World 134 Chapter 12: Where to Go? 146 References 155 Index 161
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