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The tyranny of utility : behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism, Gilles Saint-Paul

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The tyranny of utility : behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism
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The tyranny of utility
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behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism
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Gilles Saint-Paul
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eng
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The general assumption that social policy should be utilitarian--that society should be organized to yield the greatest level of welfare--leads inexorably to increased government interventions. Historically, however, the science of economics has advocated limits to these interventions for utilitarian reasons and because of the assumption that people know what is best for themselves. But more recently, behavioral economics has focused on biases and inconsistencies in individual behavior. Based on these developments, governments now prescribe the foods we eat, the apartments we rent, and the com
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The tyranny of utility : behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism, Gilles Saint-Paul
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The tyranny of utility : behavioral social science and the rise of paternalism, Gilles Saint-Paul
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7swnb
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
Political organization and the conception of man -- The challenge to the unitary individual in Western thought -- Economics: the last bastion of rationality -- Economics goes behavioral -- From utility to happiness -- Post-utilitarianism : searching for a collective soul in the behavioral era -- The policy prescriptions of behavioral economics -- The modern paternalistic state -- Responsibility transfer -- The role of science -- Markets in a paternalistic world -- Where to go?
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1 online resource (vii, 163 pages)
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9781400838899
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