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The Bioethics of Second-Best

Robert E. Goodin

in Global Justice and Bioethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195379907
eISBN:
9780190267711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379907.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Theory of Second-Best, an alternative, non-ideal approach in policymaking. Given that “the real world” cannot guarantee ideal actions in ideal circumstances, the ... More


Truth or Economics: On the Definition, Prediction, and Relevance of Economic Efficiency

Richard S. Markovits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114591
eISBN:
9780300145229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114591.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Is economic efficiency a sound basis upon which to make public policy or legal decisions? This book considers the way in which scholars and public decision-makers define, predict, and assess the ... More


Efficiency as the Implicit Morality of the Market

Joseph Heath

in Morality, Competition, and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199990481
eISBN:
9780190267704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199990481.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the counterintuitive aspect of business ethics as people find it dissipated as to be bereft of normative authority. It first borrows the idea of first, second, and third best ... More


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