The Resource Morality and power : on ethics, economics and public policy, Mike Berry, (electronic resource)

Morality and power : on ethics, economics and public policy, Mike Berry, (electronic resource)

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Morality and power : on ethics, economics and public policy
Title
Morality and power
Title remainder
on ethics, economics and public policy
Statement of responsibility
Mike Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Morality and Power offers a compelling critique of orthodox economic analysis and its impacts on public policy. Mike Berry argues that the theoretical underpinning of evaluative tools like cost-benefit analysis rests on an incoherent concept of 'efficiency' derived from Paretian welfare economics. Beginning by reviewing the historical progression of economic thought, Berry argues there has been a lack of crucial development in economic thinking in public policy since the economic crisis of 2008. The ethically unacceptable outcomes of the current public policy approach are exposed: most notably the support for policies that accentuate inequality and social polarization; the outbreak of crises in the financial sector, and the treatment of refugees and migrants. Finally, threats to liberal democracies in an age of rampant populism and rising nationalism are examined, offering noteworthy suggestions for an alternative democratic future. Both students and practitioners of heterodox economics and public policy will find this book a compelling insight into the ethical concerns of neoliberal policies shaped by politicians and policymakers today
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
active 2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Mike
Index
index present
LC call number
K247.6
LC item number
.B47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law and ethics
  • Social policy
  • Political planning
Label
Morality and power : on ethics, economics and public policy, Mike Berry, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Contents: Preface -- Part I Foundations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. David Hume's "judicious spectator" -- 3. Bentham's legacy -- 4. J. S. Mill's apostasy -- 5. The retreat to the margin -- Part II Developments -- 6. The concept of economic welfare -- 7. Cambridge versus Lausanne -- 8. What is efficiency? -- 9. Social justice and economic policy -- 10. Is democracy possible? -- 11. Building a consequentialist framework -- Part III Outcomes -- 12. Privatization -- 13. Inequality -- 14. Financial crisis -- 15. Environmental crisis -- 16. Population crisis -- 17. The hollowing of democracy -- 18. Recapturing the high ground -- Index
Dimensions
cm.
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786435569
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UtOrBLW)9781786435569
Label
Morality and power : on ethics, economics and public policy, Mike Berry, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Contents: Preface -- Part I Foundations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. David Hume's "judicious spectator" -- 3. Bentham's legacy -- 4. J. S. Mill's apostasy -- 5. The retreat to the margin -- Part II Developments -- 6. The concept of economic welfare -- 7. Cambridge versus Lausanne -- 8. What is efficiency? -- 9. Social justice and economic policy -- 10. Is democracy possible? -- 11. Building a consequentialist framework -- Part III Outcomes -- 12. Privatization -- 13. Inequality -- 14. Financial crisis -- 15. Environmental crisis -- 16. Population crisis -- 17. The hollowing of democracy -- 18. Recapturing the high ground -- Index
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786435569
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UtOrBLW)9781786435569

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