Review of Social Economy

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 4, December

John Stuart Mill's Theories of Wealth and Income Distribution
Abstract Although he was much influenced by David Ricardo when he wrote the classical part of his Principles, John Stuart Mill was not a Ricardian when he penned his theories of wealth and distribution. They are based on a triple foundation. First,...
John Stuart Mill's Theory of Justice
Abstract John Stuart Mill has traditionally been portrayed as self-contradictory and failing to construct a unified social theory. Recent scholarship, however, has challenged this view, finding Mill's work to be creatively synthetic in bridging the...
J. S. Mill on Wages and Women: A Feminist Critique
Abstract "J. S. Mill on Wages and Women" questions the common belief that Mill, despite his feminism, never suggested an end to the sexual division of labor because of his devotion to the concept of efficiency and other tenets of classical economics....
Moral Dilemmas and Factual Claims: Some Comments on Paul Krugman's Defense of Cheap Labor
Abstract In 1998, Paul Krugman published a collection of short polemical essays on economic themes under the title The Accidental Theorist And Other Dispatches from the Dismal Science. Among those essays was one entitles "In Praise of Cheap Labor:...
Neglected Features of the Safe Minimum Standard: Socio-Economic and Institutional Dimensions
Abstract This article describes and critically investigates core features of the safe minimum standard of conservation (SMS), as outlined by Ciriacy-Wantrup, which have been neglected, de-emphasized or poorly interpreted. Different ensuing interpretations...
Personalist Economics: Unorthodox and Counter-Cultural (1): Presidential Address, Association for Social Economics, January 8, 2001
Abstract There are two reasons why personalist economics lies outside the mainstream. Personalist economics (1) rejects the premises of mainstream economics, and (2) takes exception to certain dominant values of today's culture whereas the mainstream...
The Impact of Transfers and Taxes on Alternative Poverty Indexes
Abstract Changes in the headcount rate are the standard metric for gauging how public transfers and taxes affect US poverty. An alternative strategy, one theoretically more appealing and complete, is to rely on distribution-sensitive indexes (Sen 1976,...
The Mind of the Social Individual: A Comment on Sherman and Hodgson (1)
Abstract In the Spring 1998 (56(1): 47-57) and Fall 1998 (56(3): 295-306, 307-310) issues of this review, Howard Sherman and Geoffrey Hodgson debated, inter alia, the extent to which Veblen-Ayres institutionalism is compatible with Marx and recent...
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