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Economics as Applied Ethics

Fact and Value in Economic Policy

  • Wilfred Beckerman

Table of contents

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  3. Basic Principles

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  4. Applications

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About this book

Introduction

This important textbook has been revised and updated to continue its focus on the link between ethics and economic policy analysis, whilst ensuring that perspectives addressing the moral limits of the market, latest behavioural economics literature, and the changes in inequality over the years are included. Basic philosophical concepts are systematically described, followed by conventional welfare economic theory and policy, and applications to some topical economic problems such as income distribution and sustainable development.  

Keywords

Moral significance of consumers’ sovereignty Distributive justice Utilitarianism Libertarianism Egalitarianism Positive economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Wilfred Beckerman
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  1. 1.University College London LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50319-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50318-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50319-6
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