Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics

Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics

by Albino Barrera
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521853419

ISBN-13: 9780521853415

Pub. Date: 09/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Albino Barrera argues that Christian thought on economic security offers an effective framework within which to address the consequences of economic compulsion. Markets can often be harsh in compelling people to make unpalatable economic choices any reasonable person would not take under normal conditions. Such economic ripple effects of market operations have been

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Overview

Albino Barrera argues that Christian thought on economic security offers an effective framework within which to address the consequences of economic compulsion. Markets can often be harsh in compelling people to make unpalatable economic choices any reasonable person would not take under normal conditions. Such economic ripple effects of market operations have been virtually ignored in ethical discourse because they are generally accepted to be the very mechanisms that shape the market's much-touted allocative efficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521853415
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2005
Series:
New Studies in Christian Ethics Series, #24
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Preface; Part I. The Nature and Dynamics of Economic Compulsion: 1. Markets and coercive pecuniary externalities; 2. The regressive incidence of unintended burdens; Part II. Setting the Moral Baseline and Shaping Expectations: 3. Economic security as God's twofold gift; 4. Retrieving the biblical principle of restoration; Part III. Contemporary Appropriation: 5. Economic rights-obligations as diagnostic framework; 6. Application: the case of agricultural protectionism; 7. Summary and conclusions; References; Index.

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