The Skeptical Economist: Revealing the Ethics Inside Economics

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Earthscan, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Economics is unavoidably central to any attempt to improve our quality of life, but most people do not know why, or how to question its underlying assumptions. The Skeptical Economist rejects the story told by other popular economics books.
 

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Contents

Introduction Ethical Economics?
1
The Sovereign Consumer
11
Two Myths about Economic Growth
47
The Politics of Pay
79
Happiness
113
Pricing Life and Nature
145
New Worlds of Money Public Services and Beyond
179
Conclusion
221
Notes
241
References
259
Index
271
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Dr Jonathan Aldred is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Emmanuel College and a Newton Trust Lecturer in the Department of Land Economy, both in the University of Cambridge, UK. An economist by training, his research interests are now interdisciplinary, spanning economics, philosophy, law and political theory.

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