Profits and Morality (Hardback)
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Profits and Morality (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 13/07/1995
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While neoclassical economists have traditionally endorsed the pursuit of profits, many moral philosophers have challenged profit-making on a variety of ethical grounds. Through the lenses of economics, philosophy and law, these six essays explore the morality of profits from libertarian, utilitarian and consequentialist perspectives. Presenting arguments for and against the morality of profit-making, the contributors examine the nature of profits and which ethical theories support them. Two essays address how profits are made: one explores entrepreneurship as a legitimate source of profit, while another argues that recent advances in welfare economics weaken the case for the morality of profits. The other chapters focus on ethical theory, covering: the rights to profits from economic rent; the morality of how profits are used - those directed towards library or university endowments, for example, are considered morally acceptable; and whether or not profits are deserved.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226116327
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 17 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.

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