Murray, Michael/ M J (2011): The Making of a Good Society: Economic Freedom, Instrumentalism, and Government Control.
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The article discusses the incompatibility of promoting individual interests of capitalists and workers with the promotion of macroeconomic goals of society. The article implements the ``instrumental method'' developed by Adolph Lowe, and articulates the separation of microeconomic goals with macroeconomic objectives. Using full employment as a case study, the article articulates the proper role for government in achieving and maintaining full employment in a capitalist society. Further it is seen that such an approach also promotes the self interests of capitalists. The approach taken in this article offers an alternative to the failed policies of neoliberalism.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Making of a Good Society: Economic Freedom, Instrumentalism, and Government Control|
|Keywords:||Instrumentalism, instrumental inference, neoliberalism, F.A. Hayek, Adolph Lowe, full employment, unemployment, employer of last resort|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B51 - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B0 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B50 - General
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B15 - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A11 - Role of Economics; Role of Economists; Market for Economists
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A12 - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B53 - Austrian
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics > A14 - Sociology of Economics
|Depositing User:||Michael/M. J. Murray|
|Date Deposited:||15. Feb 2011 22:31|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 13:50|
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