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Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics

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Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics contains 10 lessons that reintroduce an ethical dimension to economics in the tradition of Adam Smith, who believed ethical considerations were central to life. Utilizing these innovative instructional materials your students will learn about the important role ethics and character play in a market economy and how, in turn, markets influence ethical behavior.

The lessons do more than illustrate how...
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Overview

Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics contains 10 lessons that reintroduce an ethical dimension to economics in the tradition of Adam Smith, who believed ethical considerations were central to life. Utilizing these innovative instructional materials your students will learn about the important role ethics and character play in a market economy and how, in turn, markets influence ethical behavior.

The lessons do more than illustrate how ethical conduct improves an economy. They actively involve the students through simulations, group decision making, problem solving, classroom demonstrations and role playing. The lessons encourage students to think critically about ethical dilemmas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561836482
  • Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
  • Publication date: 3/15/2007
  • Edition description: COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword
Introduction: Why Ethics Is Important to Economics
Introduction: A User's Guide to These Lessons
Lesson 1 Ethics?
Lesson 2 Difference Between Self-Interest and Greed?
Lesson 3 Ethical Standards?
Lesson 4 Us More Moral?
Lesson 5 Moral Limits of Markets?
Lesson 6 Do About Sweatshops?
Lesson 7 a Market For Transplant Organs?
Lesson 8 Ethical Concept?
Lesson 9 A Social Responsibility?
Lesson 10 Justice?
Test Bank
Glossary of Terms
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