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The Resource Greed, self-interest and the shaping of economics, Rudi Verburg

Greed, self-interest and the shaping of economics, Rudi Verburg

Label
Greed, self-interest and the shaping of economics
Title
Greed, self-interest and the shaping of economics
Statement of responsibility
Rudi Verburg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 2008, profound questions have been asked about the driving forces and self-regulating potential of the economic system, political control and morality. With opinion turning against markets and self-interest, economists found themselves on the wrong side of the argument. This book explores how the economics of the past can contribute to todays debates. The book considers how political economy developed, as philosophers probed into the viability of commercial society and its potential to generate positive-sum outcomes. It explores how dreams of affluence, morality and happiness were built upon human greed and vanity. It presents a framework within which to contextualise present-day concerns about limits to growth, and through which we can rethink the basis of our economic system."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
TYFRS
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Verburg, Rudi
Dewey number
330.01
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Routledge Studies in the History of Economics
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
Greed, self-interest and the shaping of economics, Rudi Verburg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shifting narratives and the emergence of political economy -- The rise of greed in early economic thought: from deadly sin to social benefit -- 1The Mandevillean triangle -- Adam Smith’s struggle with Rousseau’s critique of commercial society -- Self-interest after Smith: from passion to behavioural assumption -- The wheels of ‘greed, and the war amongst the greedy’ -- The neoclassical turn and the fading-out of greed and pride -- ‘It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity’
Control code
on1027783718
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315269023
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027783718
Label
Greed, self-interest and the shaping of economics, Rudi Verburg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shifting narratives and the emergence of political economy -- The rise of greed in early economic thought: from deadly sin to social benefit -- 1The Mandevillean triangle -- Adam Smith’s struggle with Rousseau’s critique of commercial society -- Self-interest after Smith: from passion to behavioural assumption -- The wheels of ‘greed, and the war amongst the greedy’ -- The neoclassical turn and the fading-out of greed and pride -- ‘It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity’
Control code
on1027783718
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315269023
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1027783718

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