Teaching the Ethical Foundations of Economics

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Council for Economic Educat, 2007 - Education - 188 pages
Contains 10 lessons that reintroduce an ethical dimension to economics. Students will learn about the important role ethics and character play in a market economy and how, in turn, markets influence ethical behavior.

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Contents

Does Science Need Ethics?
1
What Is the Difference Between SelfInterest and Greed?
17
Do Markets Need Ethical Standards?
29
Do Markets Make Us More Moral?
45
What Are the Moral Limits of Markets?
61
What Should We Do About Sweatshops?
81
Should We Allow a Market for Transplant Organs?
107
Is Efficiency an Ethical Concept?
127
Do Businesses Have a Social Responsibility?
145
What Is Economic Justice?
161
Test Bank
177
Glossary of Terms
185
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