The Ethics and the Economics of Minimalist Government

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 144 pages
. . . Roth s book is useful and valuable. Using modern secular thought as his starting point, he reaches roughly the same conclusions that one would reach reasoning from the older Christian tradition. There is certainly much to like about that effort. Pau
 

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Contents

1 A prior ethical commitment
1
consequentialsim vs contractarianism
14
3 The consequentialist approach to government
28
4 Enter the economists
33
5 The efficiency standard corruption and the growth of government
40
6 The indeterminancy of social welfare theory
59
7 The contractarian approach to government
73
8 The rules of the political game
80
9 Playing by the generality rule
86
10 Generality and minimalist government
110
References
117
Index
129
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