The communitarian attack on economics

Alan Peacock

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    Abstract

    Communitarians claim that (a) welfare criteria supported by economists lack a 'moral dimension'; (b) methodological individualism employed in economic models ignores the fact that individuals are capable of unselfish acts; (c) the moral attitudes of economists and the imperfections of their analysis leads to misleading policy advice. Each of these contentions is considered in turn and ultimately rejected.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)497-510
    Number of pages14
    JournalKyklos
    Volume52
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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