Normative Political Economy explores the criteria we use for judging economic institutions and economic policy. It argues that prevailing criteria lack sufficient depth in their understanding of subjective experience. David Levine's arguments cover topics which include:
* basic needs, equality and justice
* freedom, self-integration and creative living
* the role of the state
* capitalism and the good society
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Part I: Foundations 2. Ends 3. The Quality of Subjective Experience 4. Needs and Rights 5. State and Society Part II: Applications 6. Capitalism and the Good Society 7. Income from Work and Social Insurance 8. Justice and Economic Democracy 9. The Economy: National, International, Global
David Levine is Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles in the fields of economic theory, political economy and applied psychoanalysis. His recent publications include Wealth and Freedom (1995), Self-Seeking and the Pursuit of Justice (1997), and Subjectivity and Political Economy (1998).