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The moral economy : why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens, Samuel Bowles

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The moral economy : why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens
Title
The moral economy
Title remainder
why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Bowles
Title variation
Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Should the idea of economic man-the amoral and self-interested Homo economicus-determine how we expect people to respond to monetary rewards, punishments, and other incentives? Samuel Bowles answers with a resounding "no." Policies that follow from this paradigm, he shows, may "crowd out" ethical and generous motives and thus backfire. But incentives per se are not really the culprit. Bowles shows that crowding out occurs when the message conveyed by fines and rewards is that self-interest is expected, that the employer thinks the workforce is lazy, or that the citizen cannot otherwise be trusted to contribute to the public good. Using historical and recent case studies as well as behavioral experiments, Bowles shows how well-designed incentives can crowd in the civic motives on which good governance depends
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Cataloging source
ERASA
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Bowles, Samuel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
K487.E3
LC item number
B69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics
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  • Economics
  • Law and economics
  • Law and economics
  • Economics
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The moral economy : why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens, Samuel Bowles
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Parts of this book were given as the Castle Lectures in Yale's Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, delivered by Samuel Bowles at Yale University in 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Legislator's dilemma
  • A
  • Mandate for Aristotle's legislator
  • The
  • Problem with homo economicus
  • A
  • Constitution for knaves
  • Moral sentiments and material interests
  • Incentives as information
  • A
  • Liberal civic culture
Control code
930798081
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780300163803
Lccn
2015956890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930798081
Label
The moral economy : why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens, Samuel Bowles
Publication
Copyright
Note
Parts of this book were given as the Castle Lectures in Yale's Program in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, delivered by Samuel Bowles at Yale University in 2010
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-266) 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
  • The
  • Legislator's dilemma
  • A
  • Mandate for Aristotle's legislator
  • The
  • Problem with homo economicus
  • A
  • Constitution for knaves
  • Moral sentiments and material interests
  • Incentives as information
  • A
  • Liberal civic culture
Control code
930798081
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 272 pages
Isbn
9780300163803
Lccn
2015956890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930798081

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