Identity economy

Abstract

We accept that economics as a social science is indeed an invasive plentifulness that tries to conquer the different spheres of knowledge, meaning and feeling, and dares to take on culture (Towse, 2005), aesthetics (Mosseto, 2001), love or fear (Boulding, 1973), or happiness (Frey, Stutzer, 2002). In this way, we avoid wasting the first few paragraphs to justify, in the face of some misgivings, not only the pertinence of the approach but also his own refreshing and unprejudiced point of view. This essay approaches a new sub-discipline that is bursting onto the scene with success, of course, thanks to brilliant young Americans such as Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, “freakonomics” or “the economics of the weird”. These authors point out that “morality represents the way people would like the world to work”.

Pau Rausell Köster Journal Article Data de publicació 2006 Journal L'Espill Volume 24 Pages 26-34