Economic Activities

  • Ricardo F. CrespoEmail author
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This chapter analyzes economic activities from a consumer standpoint. Human needs award value to the goods that can satisfy them. Markets make it possible to price goods, facilitating exchange. Money serves as a means for exchange, a unit of measurement, a value reserve; it also has a value in itself. The market system’s appropriate workings require a set of virtues that are introduced. Additionally, the chapter describes reciprocity as another exchange form.


Economic value Price Market Money Virtues and economics Reciprocity 


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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y TécnicasMendozaArgentina

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