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Economics, Ethics and the Market

Introduction and Applications

Economics, Ethics and the Market by Johan J. Graafland
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The primary aim of the text is to introduce the reader to the relationship between economics and ethics and to the application of economic ethics in the evaluation of the market. The reader will gain insight into:

  • The ethical and methodological strategy of economics and criticism of the core assumptions that underpin the economic defence of free market operation.
  • The characteristics of different ethical theories (utilitarianism, duty and rights ethics, justice and virtue ethics) that can be used to evaluate the free market.
  • How to apply economics in conjunction with ethical theories to evaluate economic trends and policies that promote the free operation of the market and are subject to public debate.

These insights will help to develop the reasoning and analytical skills needed to criticize economic analysis as well as to apply ethical concepts to moral issues in economic policy.

Taylor and Francis; October 2006
384 pages; ISBN 9781134133246
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Title: Economics, Ethics and the Market
Author: Johan J. Graafland
 
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0203966333
9780203966334
9780415407700
9781134133246
9781134133253