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The Just Economy

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ISBN 9781032194592
January 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1988, Richard Dien Winfield's The Just Economy investigates what the economy should be, undertaking a normative inquiry ignored by contemporary economists. Drawing upon Hegel's Philosophy of Right, Winfield's book shows how justice lies in self-determination, how the economy can realize social freedom, and how economic relations must be regulated to uphold family welfare, equal economic opportunity, and political autonomy. Exposing the pitfalls in past attempts to conceive economic justice, including those of ancient Greek philosophers, social contract thinkers, the classical political economists, and Marx, The Just Economy settles the controversy between capitalism, socialism, and communism. It is crucial reading for thinkers and citizens the world over.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Economic Justice as a Problematic Area 1. The Systematic Exclusions of Economic Relations from the Domain of Justice 2. Unsystematic Ethical Conceptions of the Economy 3. The Normative Confusions of Marx’s Economic Theory Part II: Conceiving the Just Economy 4. Hegel’s Mandate for the Just Economy 5. The Elementary Structure of Market Freedom 6. The Place of Capital in the Market Economy 7. Classes, Estates, and Economic Justice 8. Commodity Relations and the Enforcement of Economic Justice 9. The Limits of Private Intervention in the Market 10. The Normative Principles of Public Intervention in the Market 11. The Limits of the Public Enforcement of Economic Welfare Notes Index

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