1st Edition

Economics for the Common Good Two Centuries of Economic Thought in the Humanist Tradition

By Mark A Lutz Copyright 1999
    320 Pages
    by Routledge

    This textbook presents an introduction to the central issues of social economics. Building on a venerable social economics tradition, the book recommends a more rational economic order and proposes new principles of economic policy. The issues covered include:
    * the inadequacy of individualistic economics in guiding the policy maker
    * a critique of economic rationality
    * rethinking of the modern business corporation
    * a critical look at markets as panacea
    * the harmful effects of international competition
    * environmental problems.
    The book introduces social economic concepts and challenges the reader to look beyond the confines of mainstream economic thinking to find a solution to these critical issues.


    Mark A Lutz