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Globalization and Economic Ethics

Distributive Justice in the Knowledge Economy

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overlapping Questions: Globalization and Distributive Justice

  3. The Knowledge Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Albino Barrera
      Pages 19-47
    3. Albino Barrera
      Pages 49-83
  4. Efficiency as a Criterion of Distributive Justice

  5. Need as a Criterion of Distributive Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
  6. Entitlement as a Criterion of Distributive Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 221-286

About this book


What is the appropriate criterion to use for distributive justice? Is it efficiency, need, contribution, entitlement, equality, effort, or ability? This book   maintains that far from being rival principles of distributive justice, efficiency and need satisfaction are, in fact, complementary norms in our emerging knowledge economy.


creativity economic ethics economy efficiency electronics ethics globalization information microelectronics stability

About the authors

ALBINO BARRERA is Professor of Economics and Humanities at Providence College, USA.

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