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The Resource Ethics in economics : an introduction to moral frameworks, Jonathan B. Wight

Ethics in economics : an introduction to moral frameworks, Jonathan B. Wight

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Ethics in economics : an introduction to moral frameworks
Title
Ethics in economics
Title remainder
an introduction to moral frameworks
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan B. Wight
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Ethics in Economics, Jonathan B. Wight provides an overview of the role that ethical considerations play in economic debates. Whereas much of the field tends to focus on welfare outcomes, Wight calls for a deeper examination of the origin and evolution of our moral norms. He argues that economic life relies on three interrelated ethical systems: outcome-based, duty- and rule-based, and virtue-based. Integrating contemporary theoretical and applied research on ethics within a historical framework, Wight provides a thorough and accessible outline of all three schools, explaining how they fit or contrast with the economic welfare model. The book then uses these conceptual underpinnings to examine a range of contemporary topics, such as the 2008 financial crisis, the moral limits to markets, the findings of experimental economics, and the nature of economic justice. Wight's analysis is guided by the innovative concept of ethical pluralism -- the recognition that each system has appropriate applications, and that no one prevails. He makes the case that considering a wider moral framework, rather than concentrating on utility maximization, can lead to a richer understanding of human behavior and better policy decisions. An incisive overview in a blossoming area of interest within Economics, this book is ideal for undergraduates or uninitiated readers who seek an introduction to this topic."--Publisher's description
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Wight, Jonathan B
Dewey number
174/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB72
LC item number
.W537 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economics
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Ethics in economics : an introduction to moral frameworks, Jonathan B. Wight
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why ethics matters -- Outcomes -- Duties, rules, and virtues -- Welfare and efficiency -- Pareto efficiency and cost-benefit analysis -- Critiques of welfare as preference satisfaction -- Moral limits to markets -- The science behind Adam Smith's ethics -- Ethics and the financial crisis of 2008 -- Economic justice : process versus outcomes -- Economic justice : equal opportunity -- Ethical pluralism in economics
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905599877
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1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780804794565
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905599877
Label
Ethics in economics : an introduction to moral frameworks, Jonathan B. Wight
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why ethics matters -- Outcomes -- Duties, rules, and virtues -- Welfare and efficiency -- Pareto efficiency and cost-benefit analysis -- Critiques of welfare as preference satisfaction -- Moral limits to markets -- The science behind Adam Smith's ethics -- Ethics and the financial crisis of 2008 -- Economic justice : process versus outcomes -- Economic justice : equal opportunity -- Ethical pluralism in economics
Control code
905599877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804794565
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905599877

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