Human Well-Being and Economic Goals
Program for the Study of Sustainable Change and Development (Tufts University. Global Development and Environment Institute)
Island Press, 1997 - 427 pagina's
What are the ends of economic activity? According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction of the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that social optimum the same as human well-being? Human Well-Being and Economic Goals addresses that issue, considering such questions as:
Human Well-Being and Economic Goals brings together more than 75 concise summaries of the most significant literature in the field that consider issues of present and future individual and social welfare, national development, consumption, and equity. Like its predecessors in the Frontier Issues in Economic Thought series, it takes a multidisciplinary approach to economic concerns, examining their sociological, philosophical, and psychological aspects and implications as well as their economic underpinnings.
Human Well-Being and Economic Goals provides a powerful introduction to the current and historical writings that examine the concept of human well-being in ways that can help us to set goals for economic activity and judge its success. It is a valuable summary and overview for students, economists, and social scientists concerned with these issues.
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Alternative Conceptions of the Economic Realm
The Joyless Market Economy
Were the Ordinalists Wrong About Welfare Economics?
Social Capital and Public Life
Gang Behavior Law Enforcement and Community Values
Amending the Economists Rational Egoist
John E Rocmer
Social Unity and Primary Goods
Positive Freedom Markets and the Welfare State
Game and DecisionTheoretic Models in Ethics
Pigou and Coase on Social Cost
Regulating the Electricity Supply Industry by Valuing
Selections from Benefit Cost and Beyond
Frames of Reference and Quality of Life
Me and My Life
Overige edities - Alles weergeven
A Survey of Sustainable Development: Social And Economic Dimensions
Tufts university (Medford, Mass.).
Geen voorbeeld beschikbaar - 2001