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Author Arnold, N. Scott

Title Imposing values : an essay on liberalism and regulation / N. Scott Arnold
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 486 pages)
Series Oxford political philosophy
Oxford political philosophy.
Contents Rights, public goods, and externalities -- Two views of the proper role of government -- Fundamental rights -- Public goods -- Externalities -- Private and public property -- Ownership of productive assets -- Tax policy -- Transfer programs -- Liberal conceptions of private property -- Ownership of productive assets and personal property : some traditional incidents -- The right to manage -- The right of disposition -- Ownership of labor and human capital -- Self-ownership -- The modern liberal regulatory agenda -- Economic regulation -- Noneconomic regulation and the modern liberal regulatory agenda -- Common ground arguments -- Presuppositions of a market economy -- Fundamental rights and negative externalities -- Public goods problems and public goods arguments -- Public goods and collective values -- Regulation and collective values -- Regulatory public goods -- The private provision of regulatory public goods -- Nonmedical consumer product safety -- Occupational licensure -- Land use regulation -- Regulation of the employment relation -- Conversion arguments : employment law -- Conversion arguments -- Minimum wage and overtime pay -- Equal pay for equal work -- Family and medical leave -- Regulation of collective bargaining -- Conversion arguments : antidiscrimination law -- Discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin -- Sex discrimination -- Age discrimination -- Discrimination on the basis of disability -- Conversion arguments : health and safety regulation -- Occupational safety and health regulation -- Consumer product health and safety regulation : the Food and Drug Administration -- Nonmedical consumer product health and safety regulation -- Occupational licensure -- Conversion arguments : land use regulation -- The Endangered Species Act -- Section 404 of the Clean Water Act -- Imposing values -- Deciding on the proper scope of government -- Public justification -- The problem of faction and its relevance -- The transparency requirement -- Applications -- The antidiscrimination regulatory regime -- The occupational safety and health regulatory regime -- The medical products regulatory regime
Summary 'Imposing Values' provides an even-handed characterization of the differences between modern liberalism and classical liberalism about the proper scope of government. It also systematically and comprehensively discusses arguments for and against various regulatory regimes favored by modern liberals and opposed by classical liberals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Liberalism.
Free enterprise.
Free enterprise
Politisk filosofi.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199705291