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By Aaron Levine (1946-2011)

Economic Morality and Jewish Law compares the way welfare economics and Jewish legislations ensure the propriety of an fiscal motion, even if via a personal citizen or the govt.. Espousing what philosophers might name a consequentialist moral procedure, welfare economics evaluates the worthiness of an financial motion in accordance with no matter if the motion might raise the wealth of society ultimately. In sharp distinction, Jewish legislations espouses a deontological approach of ethics. inside this moral approach, the choice of the propriety of an motion is solely an issue of learning the acceptable rule in Judaism's code of ethics.

This quantity explores a number of concerns implicating morality for either person advertisement task and financial public coverage. matters tested contain expense controls, the residing salary, the lemons challenge, brief promoting, and Ronald Coase's seminal theories on destructive externalities. to supply an analytic framework for the learn of those concerns, the paintings first delineates the normative theories in the back of the idea that of monetary morality for welfare economics and Jewish legislations, and provides a case examine illustrating the deontological nature of Jewish law.

The ebook introduces what for plenty of readers might be a brand new standpoint on generic financial matters. regardless of the very diverse methods that welfare economics and Jewish legislations take up comparing the worthiness of an monetary motion, the writer unearths a outstanding symmetry among the 2 structures of their final prescriptions for definite monetary issues.

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