Economic Morality and Jewish Law by Aaron Levine (1946-2011)

By Aaron Levine (1946-2011)

Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way welfare economics and Jewish legislations confirm the propriety of an monetary motion, no matter if via a personal citizen or the govt.. Espousing what philosophers might name a consequentialist moral process, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an monetary motion according to no matter if the motion could elevate the wealth of society ultimately. In sharp distinction, Jewish legislation espouses a deontological method of ethics. inside this moral process, the selection of the propriety of an motion is completely a question of studying the acceptable rule in Judaism's code of ethics.

This quantity explores numerous matters implicating morality for either person advertisement task and financial public coverage. concerns tested comprise rate controls, the dwelling salary, the lemons challenge, brief promoting, and Ronald Coase's seminal theories on destructive externalities. to supply an analytic framework for the examine of those matters, the paintings first delineates the normative theories at the back of the concept that of financial morality for welfare economics and Jewish legislation, and offers a case learn illustrating the deontological nature of Jewish law.

The ebook introduces what for plenty of readers could be a brand new standpoint on regular fiscal matters. regardless of the very varied methods that welfare economics and Jewish legislation absorb comparing the worthiness of an monetary motion, the writer unearths a amazing symmetry among the 2 platforms of their final prescriptions for convinced financial issues.

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