Free Markets and Social Justice / Edition 1

Free Markets and Social Justice / Edition 1

by Cass R. Sunstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195102738

ISBN-13: 9780195102734

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The newest work from one of the most preeminent voices writing in the legal/political arena today, this important book presents a new conception of the relationship between free markets and social justice. The work begins with foundations—the appropriate role of existing "preferences," the importance of social norms, the question whether human goods

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The newest work from one of the most preeminent voices writing in the legal/political arena today, this important book presents a new conception of the relationship between free markets and social justice. The work begins with foundations—the appropriate role of existing "preferences," the importance of social norms, the question whether human goods are commensurable, and issues of distributional equity. Continuing with rights, the work shows that markets have only a partial but instrumental role in the protection of rights. The book concludes with a discussion on regulation, developing approaches that would promote both economic and democratic goals, especially in the context of risks to life and health.

Free Markets and Social Justice develops seven basic themes during its discussion: the myth of laissez-faire; preference formation and social norms; the contextual character of choice; the importance of fair distribution; the diversity of human goods; how law can shape preferences; and the puzzles of human rationality. As the latest word from an internationally-renowned writer, this work will raise a number of important questions about economic analysis of law in its conventional form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195102734
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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