Economic analysis is itself value-free, but in practice it encourages a cosmopolitan interest in natural equality. Many economic models, of course, assume that all individuals are motivated by rational self-interest or some variant thereof; even the so-called behavioral theories tweak only the fringes of a basically common, rational understanding of people. The crucial implication is this: If you treat all individuals as fundamentally the same in your theoretical constructs, it would be odd to insist that the law should suddenly start treating them differently.
domingo, março 17, 2013
Egalitarian Core of Economics?
Interessante, esticado, revelador, e muitos non-sequiturs - A Profession With an Egalitarian Core por Tyler Cowen: