Subjectivity in Political Economy: Essays on Wanting and Choosing

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 29, 1998 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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This book explores the way political economy understands human motivation. In it, the author argues that the assumptions typically made by economists regarding want and choice cannot adequately lay a foundation for answering important questions about the design of economic institutions and the appropriate use of markets.
This volume offers an exciting and unusual contribution to political economy, offering a novel integration of the insights of political economy, philosophy, and psychology, applying them to vital foundational issues in political economy.

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About the author (1998)

David P. Levine is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver. He has published numerous articles and nine books in economics and political economy, most recently Normative Political Economy: Subjective Freedom, the Market and the State (2001). He has also published in the field of applied psychoanalysis.

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