Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Based Approaches to Social-Economic Problems

Accepting the Invisible Hand: Market-Based Approaches to Social-Economic Problems

Description

This collection of essays by prominent economists and philosophers showcases the important contributions that markets can make to important topics within social economics, including practical issues such as poverty and disaster relief, as well as more general concerns regarding ethics and well-being.

Table of contents

Cover......Page 1
Contents......Page 8
Preface and Acknowledgments......Page 10
Notes on the Contributors......Page 14
1 Markets and Dignity: The Essential Link (With an Application to Health Care)......Page 18
2 Markets, Discovery, and Social Problems......Page 40
3 Economic Freedom and Global Poverty......Page 60
4 Dont Let the Best Be the Enemy of the Good: A Stoic Defense of the Market......Page 86
5 Ethics in the Mayan Market place......Page 104
6 Philanthropy and the Invisible Hand: Hayek, Boulding, and Beyond......Page 128
7 Life in the Market Is Good for You......Page 156
8 Doing the Right Things: The Private Sector Response to Hurricane Katrina as a Case Study in the Bourgeois Virtues......Page 186
Index......Page 208

Details

  • Author: Mark D. White
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN-10: 0230102492
  • ISBN-13: 9780230102491
  • Pages: 214
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 1.6M
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