The Street Porter and the Philosopher: Conversations on Analytical Egalitarianism

The Street Porter and the Philosopher: Conversations on Analytical Egalitarianism

by David M. Levy, Sandra Peart
     
 

Leading economists explore the premise that all social interactions are exchanges among inherently equal human beings

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Leading economists explore the premise that all social interactions are exchanges among inherently equal human beings

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ISBN-13:
9780472116447
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
06/19/2008
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Street Porter and the Philosopher Contextualized Sandra J. Peart Peart, Sandra J. David M. Levy Levy, David M. 1

Pt. 1 Politics, Markets, and Equality

2 Politics as Exchange or Politics as Power: Two Views of Government James M. Buchanan Buchanan, James M. Warren J. Samuels Samuels, Warren J. 15

3 The Theory of Economic Policy in British Classical Political Economy: A Sympathetic Reading David M. Levy Levy, David M. Sandra J. Peart Peart, Sandra J. 41

4 Economic Organization, Distribution, and the Equality Issue: The Marx-Engels Perspective Samuel Hollander Hollander, Samuel 64

5 Robust Analytical Egalitarianism: Worst-Case Political Economy and the Socialist Calculation Debate Eric Crampton Crampton, Eric Andrew Farrant Farrant, Andrew 108

Pt. 2 Smithian Themes

6 Sacred Economics Deirdre McCloskey McCloskey, Deirdre 135

7 The Origins of Das Adam Smith Problem and Our Understanding of Sympathy Leonidas Montes Montes, Leonidas 158

8 Adam Smith's Invisible Hand Warren J. Samuels Samuels, Warren J. 179

9 In Medio Stat Virtus: An Alternative View of Usury in Adam Smith's Thinking Maria Pia Paganelli Paganelli, Maria Pia 202

10 The Measure of Real Price: Adam Smith's Science of Equity Eric Schliesser Schliesser, Eric 228

Pt. 3 The Role of the Expert

11 Attitudes toward Race, Hierarchy, and Transformation in the Nineteenth Century: The Role of the Expert Sandra J. Peart Peart, Sandra J. David M. Levy Levy, David M. 239

12 Frank Knight, Worst-Case Theorizing, and Economic Planning: Socialism as Monopoly Politics Andrew Farrant Farrant, Andrew 261

13 On Hayek's Road to Serfdom: Sixty Years Later M. Ali KhanKhan, M. Ali 269

14 Hiring a Foreign Expert: Chile in the Nineteenth Century Juan Pablo Couyoumdjian Couyoumdjian, Juan Pablo 289

Pt. 4 Literature, Biology, and Economics

15 Is a Novel a Model? Tyler Cowen Cowen, Tyler 319

16 Denying Human Homogeneity: Eugenics and the Making of Postclassical Economics Sandra J. Peart Peart, Sandra J. David M. Levy Levy, David M. 338

17 More Merciful and Not Less Effective: Eugenics and American Economics in the Progressive Era Thomas C. Leonard Leonard, Thomas C. 358

18 Evolution and Human Behavior Gordon Tullock Tullock, Gordon 383

Pt. 5 The Buchanan-Rawls Correspondence

19 Introduction and Correspondence David M. Levy Levy, David M. Sandra J. Peart Peart, Sandra J. 397

The Texts 405

Contributors 417

Index 421

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