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Using Economics as a Moral Compass

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Andrew C. Brod, Director, Center for Business & Economic Research (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: I recently came across a statement that caught my eye: "An economist is someone who believes as a matter of moral justice that the infant-mortality rate should be positive." Such provocative statements are love poems to economists. We like to see ourselves as purveyors of uncomfortable and surprising truths. It's the Freakonomics mentality.

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Publication
Brod, Andrew (2010). Using Economics as a Moral Compass. The Business Journal. Feb. 26- Mar. 4, 2010; 27
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Economics, Libertarianism, Amoral, Morality, Constraints