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- 1st ed. 2015
- Palgrave Macmillan
- Harcourt, G.C. / Kriesler, Peter
- XII, 320 p.
- Volume III Essays in Ethics and Economics
- 215 x 146 x 25 mm
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- 544 g
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Post-Keynesian Essays from Down Under Volume III: Essays on Ethics, Social Justice and Economics
Theory and Policy in an Historical Context
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'The neo-liberal experiment has failed. The widespread de-regulation of markets has led to financial crisis and mass unemployment. The contributors to this volume are Keynesian economists who for decades have resisted the neo-liberal onslaught. They believe that governments have the ability and duty to ensure full employment and decent pay for all. Their optimism is sorely needed.' Emeritus Professor Robert Rowthorn, University of Cambridge, UK 'The socioeconomic and political context has been carefully interwoven through these different essays relating to social justice, a widely debated topic in this day and age. It is impressive how the authors have developed Christian thought and the Christian call for social-welfare, prompting the reader to social-awareness and social-consciousness.' The Most Reverend Dr Philip L Freier, Primate of Australia 'This collection of essays makes an outstanding contribution to the discussion of ethics and economics. It moves economics beyond the limits of the 'scientific' enquiry and the cramped options of dualism to embrace its moral responsibilities. Halevi, Harcourt, Kriesler and Nevile share a sense of humanity, sometimes characteristic of post-Keynesian economists, and identify those human rights which must form part of the objectives of any economic decision. The essays incorporate into their analyses ethical implications of economic goals, their priorities and the policies which serve these; they show that introducing ethical work practices (eg) tends to raise productivity rather than costs. Their approaches are empirical and analytical. The authors are especially well qualified, individually and in combinations, to comment on Australian institutions, within a global economy, and on mainstream as well as post-Keynesian analytical approaches. This invaluable project confirms their presence as significant leaders in developing the ethical ambitions of economics and its policies through a post-Keynesian oevre and Australian example.' Prue Kerr, Visitor in School of Economics, University of Adelaide, South Australia 'The authors of this volume studied, taught and did research to make the world a better place for ordinary people. If their work was often extraordinary, their motivation was typical of the generation that entered economics in the wake of the Great Depression and Keynes's General Theory. Alas, their sense of economics as a moral endeavor, and of the work of an economist as a calling, has long since ceased to be a major drawing card, and economics is the worse for the absence of debate and discussion of its moral foundations. Both for students just entering the field and for mature scholars who either never encountered or have forgotten the moral dimension, this volume is a timely corrective to the idea that economics can or should exist in an ethical vacuum.' Stephen A. Marglin, Walter S. Barker Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA 'Searching for gold, you must look down under. Here are riches for the questioning economist, perplexed by unjust policy outcomes of seemingly neutral analysis. Enjoy finding many nuggets of wisdom on the under-valued but inescapable impact of ethics and of historical-institutional context, with tributes to some true pioneers of ideas.' J. Gay Meeks, Senior Research Associate in the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
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Joseph Halevi was born 1946 in Haifa, then British Palestine. An Alama Mater University of Rome La Sapienza, he began teaching economics at the New School of Social Research in New York and later at Rutgers University. He has a permanent appointment at the University of Sydney. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Connecticut and regularly in France at the Universities of Grenoble, Nice and Amiens. He has authored many books and contributed to the first edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics in 1987 and co-edited Beyond the Steady State with Macmillan in 1992, among others. G. C. Harcourt was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1931. He was a graduate of the Universities of Melbourne and Cambridge. He has worked mainly at Adelaide (1958 to 1985) and Cambridge (1964 to 1966; 1972 to 1973; 1980; 1982-2010). He is now Visiting Professorial Fellow at UNSW Australia. He has authored or edited 29 books and over 360 articles, notes, chapters in books and reviews. His books include Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital (1972), The Structure of Post-Keynesian Economics (2006), (with Prue Kerr) Joan Robinson (2009) and (jointly edited with Peter Kriesler) The Oxford Handbook of Post-Keynesian Economics (2013). Peter Kriesler currently teaches in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales. He also organizes the Annual Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference, which is now in its fourteenth year. Peter's main publications are in the areas of history of economic thought, heterodox economics, the Australian economy, labour economics, and economic perspectives on human rights. J. W. Neville is Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has published extensively on fiscal policy, macroeconomic policy in general, economics and ethics, and the history of economic thought. He has served on a number of statutory authorities and government enquiries.
List of Figures List of Tables Preface PART I: SOCIAL JUSTICE 1. Faith, works and talents entwined: driving forces behind John Nevile's contributions; Harcourt , Kriesler and John Langmore 2. The root of all evil; Nevile 3. Just and unjust macro-economic policy; Nevile 4. Policies to minimise the costs of unemployment; Nevile 5. Overcoming social exclusion; Nevile 6. Economic rationalism: social philosophy masquerading as economic science; Nevile 7. Deregulation and the welfare of the less well-off; Nevile 8. Economic rationalism, income distribution and productivity; Nevile 9. Economic rationalism: the human dimension; Nevile 10. Book Review: 'Ethics and Economics'; Nevile PART II: HUMAN RIGHTS 11. Economic perspectives on workers' rights; Kriesler and Nevile 12. The right to work; Kriesler and Nevile 13. The global financial crisis and the right to a decent job; Kriesler and Nevile 14. Minimum wages, unions, the economy and society; Kriesler and Nevile 15. Full employment, a neglected, but indispensable and feasible human right; Kriesler and Nevile 16. Human rights: issues in the welfare state; Nevile PART III: ECONOMICS WITH A HUMAN FACE 17. Writing biographies of economists; Kriesler 18. Post-Keynesian theory, direct action and political involvement; Harcourt 19. Piero Sraffa: a tribute; Harcourt 20. Peter Kenyon 1952-2012: a memoir and a tribute; Harcourt 21. Phyllis Deane (1918-2012); Harcourt 22. Allan Barton 1933-2012: a tribute; Harcourt, Selwyn Cornish and Richard Holden 23. Frank Hahn 1926-2013: a tribute; Harcourt 24. On topical themes in Veblen and Commons's contributions. Remarks upon the receipt of the Veblen-Commons Award; Harcourt 25. Paolo Sylos-Labini's contribution to modern economic theory; Halevi