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Economic Morality and Jewish Law$
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Aaron Levine

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199826865

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Economic Morality and Jewish Law
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Aaron Levine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199826865.003.0000

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, namely to study economic morality in relation to both individual morality and public issues such as the regulation of advertising, insider trading, and cell phone use while driving. It focuses on welfare economics in relation with the roles of the government, the philosophy of consequentialism, and public policy. It also describes Jewish law as a deontological ethical system, dwelling on concepts of prohibition against falsehood, duties of an obligor, and policies designed to maximize wealth.

Keywords:   Welfare Economics, economic morality, public policy, philosophy of consequentialism, regulation of advertising, insider trading

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