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The Resource Economics : from the dismal science to the moral science : the moral economics of Kendall P. Cochran, edited by Susan McHargue Dadres, Mona S. Hersh-Cochran and David J. Molina

Economics : from the dismal science to the moral science : the moral economics of Kendall P. Cochran, edited by Susan McHargue Dadres, Mona S. Hersh-Cochran and David J. Molina

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Economics : from the dismal science to the moral science : the moral economics of Kendall P. Cochran
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Economics
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from the dismal science to the moral science : the moral economics of Kendall P. Cochran
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edited by Susan McHargue Dadres, Mona S. Hersh-Cochran and David J. Molina
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eng
Summary
Adam Smith published The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759 and established the ethical foundation for The Wealth of Nations (1776) as well as the important role played by custom and fashion in shaping behaviors and outcomes. Kendall P. Cochran believed in Smith's emphasis on value-driven analysis and seeking solutions to major problems of the day. Cochran believed that economists moved too far in the direction of analysis free of words like ought and should, and he devoted his career to establishing that economics is a moral science. Cochran's articles collected herein argue persuasively that economists have a moral obligation to provide policy recommendations that are consistent with a social agenda of fairness and opportunity. While many agree with Adam Smith that individuals are motivated by self-interest, it does not follow that any action or policy that promotes an individual's self-interest is therefore worthwhile or beneficial from society's perspective. Cochran makes an eloquent case that economists must identify instances in which government policy can and should be used to protect and promote society's well-being.--
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McHargue Dadres, Susan
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330.01
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1954-
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  • Hersh-Cochran, Mona S
  • Molina, David J.
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  • Radical economics
  • Schools of economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
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Economics : from the dismal science to the moral science : the moral economics of Kendall P. Cochran, edited by Susan McHargue Dadres, Mona S. Hersh-Cochran and David J. Molina
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Economics, the moral science: Economics as a moral science ; Ethics, values, and the affluent economy ; Academic freedom and tenure : Amarillo College ; The morality of affluence ; Why a social economics? -- The need for government policy: Priority problems for the Seventies ; Reactions to a speech by Mr. Ira Corn on the future of business enterprise ; A question of assumptions ; The relevancy of institutional thought: The rules of the game ; Institutional theory and economic planning -- Economic theory : from value-free to value-defensive to value-committed ; The epistemological foundations of American institutionalist thought : the role of assumptions in the formation of economic policy ; The instrumentalist foundation for institutionalist economic thought : human direction versus automatism ; The importance of economic education: Every man his own economist ; Goals for economic education ; Economics as a science -- Books reviews
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FIEb17719082
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
254 pages
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9781680400007
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)902871168
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Economics : from the dismal science to the moral science : the moral economics of Kendall P. Cochran, edited by Susan McHargue Dadres, Mona S. Hersh-Cochran and David J. Molina
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Economics, the moral science: Economics as a moral science ; Ethics, values, and the affluent economy ; Academic freedom and tenure : Amarillo College ; The morality of affluence ; Why a social economics? -- The need for government policy: Priority problems for the Seventies ; Reactions to a speech by Mr. Ira Corn on the future of business enterprise ; A question of assumptions ; The relevancy of institutional thought: The rules of the game ; Institutional theory and economic planning -- Economic theory : from value-free to value-defensive to value-committed ; The epistemological foundations of American institutionalist thought : the role of assumptions in the formation of economic policy ; The instrumentalist foundation for institutionalist economic thought : human direction versus automatism ; The importance of economic education: Every man his own economist ; Goals for economic education ; Economics as a science -- Books reviews
Control code
FIEb17719082
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781680400007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902871168

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