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The Resource The persistence of poverty : why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor, Charles Karelis

The persistence of poverty : why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor, Charles Karelis

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The persistence of poverty : why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor
Title
The persistence of poverty
Title remainder
why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor
Statement of responsibility
Charles Karelis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why hasn't the poverty rate fallen in four decades, despite society's massive and varied efforts? The notable philosopher Charles Karelis contends that conventional explanations of poverty rest on a mistake. And so do the antipoverty policies they generate. This book proposes a new explanation of the behaviors that keep people poor, including nonwork, quitting school, nonsaving, and breaking the law. Provocative and thoughtful, it finds a hidden rationality in the problematic conduct of many poor people, a rationality long missed by economists. Using science, history, fables, philosophical analysis, and common observation, the author engages us and takes us to a deeper grasp of the link between consumption and satisfaction, and from there to a new view of distributive justice and to fresh policy recommendations for combating poverty. With this bold work and original insights, the long-stalled campaign against poverty can begin to move forward once more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karelis, Charles
Dewey number
339.4/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.P6
LC item number
K37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Marginal utility
  • Poor
  • Public welfare
  • Human behavior
  • Pauvreté
  • Utilité marginale
  • Pauvreté
  • Utilité marginale
  • Human behavior
  • Marginal utility
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • United States
  • Armut
  • Sozialphilosophie
  • Sozialpolitik
  • Wirtschaftstheorie
  • USA
  • Armut
  • Wirtschaftstheorie
Label
The persistence of poverty : why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor, Charles Karelis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What poverty is -- Behavioral factors in poverty -- Some theories -- A closer look at the inefficiency argument -- Appendix : Using indifference curves to identify utility-maximizing allocations -- A new way to rationalize the conduct that prolongs and worsens poverty -- Appendix : Further exploration through graphical analysis -- Responses to challenges and questions -- Appendix : The case of Alfred Marshall -- Policy : what should we do differently if we believe that marginal utility is increasing amid scarcity? -- Economic justice reconsidered
Control code
ocm77574621
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780300151367
Lccn
2006102206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o77574621
  • (OCoLC)77574621
Label
The persistence of poverty : why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor, Charles Karelis
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What poverty is -- Behavioral factors in poverty -- Some theories -- A closer look at the inefficiency argument -- Appendix : Using indifference curves to identify utility-maximizing allocations -- A new way to rationalize the conduct that prolongs and worsens poverty -- Appendix : Further exploration through graphical analysis -- Responses to challenges and questions -- Appendix : The case of Alfred Marshall -- Policy : what should we do differently if we believe that marginal utility is increasing amid scarcity? -- Economic justice reconsidered
Control code
ocm77574621
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780300151367
Lccn
2006102206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o77574621
  • (OCoLC)77574621

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