Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nick Johnson — Reflections on ethics and the good society

Tony Lawson, a professor of economics and philosophy at Cambridge University, has researched and championed the role of social ontology, that is, the study of the basic subject matter and constitution of social reality, in economics. From a paper of his discussing the role of ethics, in which I found much of interest and inspiration, here are a few choice quotes, which are implicitly critical of mainstream economics and supportive of a different approach to economics as a truly social science:
The Political Economy of Development
Nick Johnson

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