Towards an Economics of Natural Equals: A Documentary History of the Early Virginia School

Cambridge University Press (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The Virginia School's economics of natural equals makes consent critical for policy. Democracy is understood as government by discussion, not majority rule. The claim of efficiency unsupported by consent, as common in orthodox economics, appeals to social hierarchy. Politics becomes an act of exchange among equals where the economist is only entitled to offer advice to citizens, not to dictators. The foundation of natural equality and consent explains the common themes of James Buchanan and John Rawls as well as Ronald Coase and the Fabian socialists. What orthodox economics treats as efficient racial discrimination violates the fair chance entitlement to which people consent in a market economy. The importance of replication stressed by Gordon Tullock, developing themes from Karl Popper, is another expression of natural equality since the foresight of replication induces care into research. The publication of previously unpublished correspondence and documentation allows the reader to judge recent controversy.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,389

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Stockholm School of Economics Revisited.Lars Jonung (ed.) - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
Ontology and Appearing: Documentary Realism as a Mathematical Thought.Lindsey Hair - 2006 - Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 2 (1-2):241-262.
The Equals, the Equals Themselves, Equality, and the Equals Itself.Francesco Ademollo - 2007 - Documenti E Studi Sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale 18:1-20.
Book Review. [REVIEW]Walter Feinberg E. V. Johanningmeier - 1970 - Educational Theory 20 (4):417-425.
The Philosophy of Documentary Film.David LaRocca (ed.) - 2016 - Lexington Books.
Economics and Research Assessment Systems.Donald Gillies - 2012 - Economic Thought 1 (1):23-47.

Analytics

Added to PP
2019-05-09

Downloads
2 (#1,392,759)

6 months
2 (#276,659)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references