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After the Financial Crisis: The Ethics and Economics Debate Revisited

Author(s): Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

Journal: Nordicum-Mediterraneum
ISSN 1670-6242

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: B3;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: economic anthropology | economics | ethics | institutional economics | morality | neoliberalism | rationality | self-interest | welfare economics

The recent international events, with a major financial crisis all over the world, involve important questions about the relation between ethics and economics and the responsibilities of the economic market in relation to broader social and political concerns. This paper addresses this issue in five parts 1) Ethics in economic history 2) The neoliberal concept of economics 3) Welfare economics and the criticism of neo-classical concepts of rationality 4) Ethics within economics 5) Economic anthropology and the foundations of rationality.
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