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Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

Jim Leitzel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190213978
eISBN:
9780190214005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213978.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Economics students are taught to “think like an economist” and law students are taught to “think like a lawyer.” But what of the burgeoning, intersecting discipline of Law and Economics? How does ... More


The Greatest Happiness of the Greatest Number

Joseph Persky

in The Political Economy of Progress: John Stuart Mill and Modern Radicalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190460631
eISBN:
9780190460662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460631.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The utilitarian commitment to the “greatest happiness of the greatest number” established a powerful, if somewhat vague, norm that continues to push public decision making toward radicalism. The ... More


E pluribus unum [One Out of Many]

Jim Leitzel

in Concepts in Law and Economics: A Guide for the Curious

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190213978
eISBN:
9780190214005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213978.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

A person living in complete isolation will serve society’s interests when she serves her own interests because she constitutes all of her society. When multiple people share a society, however, we ... More


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