Philosophy & Ethics
Apr 10, 2014
In recent decades, market values have crowded out non- market norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?
Mar 9, 2017
Eurocentric modernism has unhinged us from our human nature, argues Rajani Kanth in his new book
Mar 15, 2017
A transition from the conventional policy of “redistributing income” to “redistributing membership”, could promote economic integration across communities and intergenerational mobility.
Mar 1, 2017
Policies based on faith in the “market” as a principle of social organization have wrought havoc with a founding principle of American democracy
May 1, 2018
To mark the release of INET’s “What Money Can’t Buy” with professor Michael Sandel, the YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group and and Finance, Law and Economics Working Group invite young scholars working on issues related to the core issues in Michael Sandel’s lectures to present their work in a series of webinars. Professor Sandel will join the webinars to answer questions about the topics raised in his book, the video lectures and to give comment on the presentations.
Apr 4, 2018
The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today
Jun 28, 2017
McCloskey discusses her career, critiques of economics, and offers advice for young economists.
Jun 7, 2017
Economics is not, nor can it be, value-free.
Feb 10, 2017
A presentation from The Economics of Post-Factual Democracy, the first annual conference of The Center for Information and Bubble Studies (CIBS) at The University of Copenhagen
Dec 29, 2016
Notes from the Institute’s Director of Research on some significant papers and contributions produced in 2016 under the INET rubric
Jan 1, 2017
Extract from the keynote speech by the Rev. Dr. William Barber III at the Institute for New Economic Thinking conference on race and economics in Detroit on November 11
Nov 11, 2016
In his keynote address to our #EconOfRace conference in Detroit, Rev. Dr. William Barber III issued a blistering critique of structural inequality in the United States, and urged economists to recognize their responsibility to the poor.
Jun 7, 2016
Pernicious cultural norms inside American banks and regulatory agencies have crowded out fundamental moral principles. Ed Kane proposes an antidote.
Dec 17, 2015
Since Aristotle the question about the potential relationship between economic inequality and democratic changes has been studied and debated – but scientifically our ability as researchers to assess and understand how such complex social phenomena may be related is much more limited than recognised.
Nov 19, 2015
How much does the standard theory of externalities and public goods really say?