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The Resource Escape from democracy : the role of experts and the public in economic policy, David M. Levy, Sandra J. Peart

Escape from democracy : the role of experts and the public in economic policy, David M. Levy, Sandra J. Peart

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Escape from democracy : the role of experts and the public in economic policy
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Escape from democracy
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the role of experts and the public in economic policy
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David M. Levy, Sandra J. Peart
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eng
Summary
The orthodox view of economic policy holds that public deliberation sets the goals or ends, and then experts select the means to implement these goals. This assumes that experts are no more than trustworthy servants of the public interest. David M. Levy and Sandra J. Peart examine the historical record to consider cases in which experts were trusted with disastrous results, such as eugenics, the regulatory use of security ratings, and central economic planning. This history suggests that experts have not only the public interest but also their own interests to consider. The authors then recover and extend an alternative view of economic policy that subjects experts' proposals to further discussion, resulting in transparency and ensuring that the public obtains the best insights of experts in economics while avoiding pitfalls such as expert bias
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1944-
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Levy, David M.
Dewey number
330
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Peart, Sandra,
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economic policy
  • Expertise
  • Citizen participation
  • Democracy
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Escape from democracy : the role of experts and the public in economic policy, David M. Levy, Sandra J. Peart
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 Jan 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Part I. Introductory Themes: 1. Introduction; Part II. The Discussion Tradition: 2. On 'strongly fortified minds': self-restraint and cooperation in the discussion tradition; 3. The Knightian moment; 4. The rise of new welfare economics: an end to endogenous goals?; Part III. When Linear Models Fail: Two Cases: 5. Experts and eugenics: 'science' privileges a social goal; 6. Expert judgment and Soviet growth; Part IV. An End to Discussion: Secrecy and the Temptation to Bias: 7. Experts and the philosopher's stone: John Law's secret financial alchemy; 8. The consequence of suppressing discussion: imprudence with biased experts; Part V. Getting the Best out of Experts: 9. A revised code of ethics for experts; 10. Mitigating the consequences of factional expertise; 11. Inducing greater transparency; Part VI. Conclusion: 12. Vox populi?
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CR9781316499078
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1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
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online
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9781316499078
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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CR9781316499078
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Escape from democracy : the role of experts and the public in economic policy, David M. Levy, Sandra J. Peart
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 Jan 2017)
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments; Part I. Introductory Themes: 1. Introduction; Part II. The Discussion Tradition: 2. On 'strongly fortified minds': self-restraint and cooperation in the discussion tradition; 3. The Knightian moment; 4. The rise of new welfare economics: an end to endogenous goals?; Part III. When Linear Models Fail: Two Cases: 5. Experts and eugenics: 'science' privileges a social goal; 6. Expert judgment and Soviet growth; Part IV. An End to Discussion: Secrecy and the Temptation to Bias: 7. Experts and the philosopher's stone: John Law's secret financial alchemy; 8. The consequence of suppressing discussion: imprudence with biased experts; Part V. Getting the Best out of Experts: 9. A revised code of ethics for experts; 10. Mitigating the consequences of factional expertise; 11. Inducing greater transparency; Part VI. Conclusion: 12. Vox populi?
Control code
CR9781316499078
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316499078
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316499078

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