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Respect Other People: Moral and Cultural Conditions of Human Dignity

  • Victor V. Claar
  • Greg Forster
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Abstract

How do economic systems shape the way we treat other people? Major economic paradigms before the Keynesian Revolution began from a view that human beings had an inviolable dignity. The Consumption paradigm treats human beings as bundles of irrational appetites that respond to stimuli and can be easily manipulated. Since our economic lives include our most intimate and important personal decisions, political control over the economy implies political control over nearly every decision. This creeping totalitarianism of economic management is the gravest threat of hollow prosperity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor V. Claar
    • 1
  • Greg Forster
    • 2
  1. 1.Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort MyersUSA
  2. 2.Trinity International UniversityDeerfieldUSA

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