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Title Accepting the invisible hand : market-based approaches to social-economic problems / edited by Mark D. White
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 197 pages) : illustrations
Series Perspectives from social economics
Perspectives from social economics.
Contents Markets and dignity : the essential link : (with an application to health care) / Mark D. White -- Markets, discovery, and social problems / John Meadowcroft -- Economic freedom and global poverty / James D. Gwartney and Joseph S. Connors -- Don't let the best be the enemy of the good : a stoic defense of the market / Jennifer A. Baker -- Ethics in the Mayan marketplace / Benjamin Blevins, Guadalupe Ramirez, and Jonathan B. Wight -- Philantropy and the invisible hand : Hayek, Boulding, and beyond / Robert F. Garnett, Jr. -- Life in the market is good for you / Deirdre Nansen McCloskey -- Doing the right things : the private sector response to Hurricane Katrina as a case study in the bourgeois virtues / Steven Horwitz
Summary This collection of essays by prominent economists and philosophers showcases the important contributions that markets can make to important topics within social economics, including practical issues such as poverty and disaster relief, as well as more general concerns regarding ethics and well-being
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Free enterprise -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social problems.
Form Electronic book
Author White, Mark D., 1971-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2010015501
ISBN 0230102492
0230114318 (electronic bk.)
9780230114319 (electronic bk.)