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The Resource Morality of radical economics : ghost curve ideology and the value neutral aspect of neoclassical economics, Ron P. Baiman

Morality of radical economics : ghost curve ideology and the value neutral aspect of neoclassical economics, Ron P. Baiman

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Morality of radical economics : ghost curve ideology and the value neutral aspect of neoclassical economics
Title
Morality of radical economics
Title remainder
ghost curve ideology and the value neutral aspect of neoclassical economics
Statement of responsibility
Ron P. Baiman
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is in equal parts a treatise on morality and economics, a critique of neoclassical orthodoxy, a brief for replacing mainstream economics with a radical political economics, and an argument for the abandonment of neoliberal capitalism in favor of democratic socialism. It includes a detailed proposal for a "demand and cost" alternative to "supply and demand" analysis and an in-depth technical critique of both neoclassical "high theory" and "applied microeconomic analysis" demonstrating that these are not only infeasible or immoral, but have directly contributed to public policy disasters. Further, the book suggests that only a moral economics in the form of radical political economy can address the looming economic and environmental crises of today’s world. Baiman begins with an introduction to morality and ethics in both general sciences and in economics in particular. He then guides readers through evidence of how neoclassical economics has not only failed to remain objective and value-free, but has become an ideology of apologetics protecting an immoral system. In addition to breaking down real-world examples to demonstrate his assertions, Baiman analyzes a theoretical Utopia design exercise. He concludes by arguing that the only form of economics that supports widely shared human values—such as social equity, democracy, and solidarity—is so-called "radical economics", and that all true economics science should be directed toward achieving more socially productive economic activity. An invaluable guide to morality and economics, this book will appeal to researchers and teachers looking to change the way we think about economics, policy, and society
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Baiman, Ron P.,
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Radical economics
  • Neoclassical school of economics
  • Economics
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Morality of radical economics : ghost curve ideology and the value neutral aspect of neoclassical economics, Ron P. Baiman
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements -- List of Figures -- Part I: 1 Introduction -- 2 The Philosophy and Science of Morality -- 3 Economics as a Moral Science -- Part II: 4 The Supply and Demand Story: A Dystopian Counter Factual -- 5 Ghost Curve Ideology: The Supply Curve Generally Does Not Exist So Why is it a Core Concept in Almost Every Economics Text Book? -- 6 Aggregate Supply and Demand in the Macroeconomy: An Ill-Defined and Misapplied Fiction -- 7 The Money Supply and Demand Market: The Greatest Myth of them All -- 8 The International “Free Market” for Trade and Investment: Capital’s Global Power Play -- Part III: 9 Equity cannot be Separated from Efficiency -- 10 From Amoral High Theory to Immoral Applied Theory -- 11 The Morality of Radical Economics -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
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ocn958351053
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1 online resource (xvii, 314 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781137455598
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10.1057/978-1-137-45559-8
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(OCoLC)958351053
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Morality of radical economics : ghost curve ideology and the value neutral aspect of neoclassical economics, Ron P. Baiman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Table of Contents Acknowledgements -- List of Figures -- Part I: 1 Introduction -- 2 The Philosophy and Science of Morality -- 3 Economics as a Moral Science -- Part II: 4 The Supply and Demand Story: A Dystopian Counter Factual -- 5 Ghost Curve Ideology: The Supply Curve Generally Does Not Exist So Why is it a Core Concept in Almost Every Economics Text Book? -- 6 Aggregate Supply and Demand in the Macroeconomy: An Ill-Defined and Misapplied Fiction -- 7 The Money Supply and Demand Market: The Greatest Myth of them All -- 8 The International “Free Market” for Trade and Investment: Capital’s Global Power Play -- Part III: 9 Equity cannot be Separated from Efficiency -- 10 From Amoral High Theory to Immoral Applied Theory -- 11 The Morality of Radical Economics -- Conclusion -- Bibliography
Control code
ocn958351053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137455598
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-45559-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958351053

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