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Economic policy in the public interest

Jagdish N. Bhagwati

Title:
Economic policy in the public interest
Author(s):
Bhagwati, Jagdish N.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Economics
Volume:
136
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Daedalus
Abstract:
Economists, whose discipline has always had a strong relationship to moral philosophy, have always seen their role in society as that of pursuing the public good. They properly see themselves as guardians of the public interest, and to be engaged in public-policy debates against special interests who wish to "capture" policy to advance their narrowly circumscribed, self-serving agendas.
Subject(s):
Economics
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/daed.2007.136.4.37
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