Review of Social Economy

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 3, Fall

Adam Smith and the Natural Wage: Sympathy, Subsistence and Social Distance
In the last two decades, scholars with a socioeconomic bent have recognized Adam Smith's standing as a social economist (Johnson 1990: 248, and Young 1985: 118-119, for example). Rather than interpreting him as the adherent of individualism, they have...
Adam Smith: Natural Theology and Its Implications for His Method of Social Inquiry
I. INTRODUCTION In modern times, few among social scientists will agree that theology can be a starting point for scientific inquiry. It is therefore no wonder that a number of modern commentators have tended to isolate Smith's Natural Theology from...
Adam Smith on the Nature and Causes of Poverty
Adam Smith has long been identified with the idea - indeed the ideology - of a dynamic, wealth-creating capitalism. In his Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776), he draws a compelling picture of the market economy expanding...
An Economic Analysis of Domestic Violence
1 INTRODUCTION Led by the pioneering work of Gary Becker (1965, 1973, 1981), economists have been studying the family for thirty years. However, the work by economists has focused on families that exhibit cooperation and altruism. Initial studies of...
Medical Technology in the United States and Canada: Where Are We Going?
Medical technology is both a blessing and a burden. It is held responsible for improving the quality of life and life expectancy for many, as well as increasing medical expenditures for all. The increased demand for healthcare technology in the neighboring...

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