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Economic and security consequences of supreme values

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  • Arye Hillman

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Islamic societies have in contemporary times lagged Western societies in income, growth, and human-development indicators. The supreme values of radical Islam further de-prioritize economic achievement and impose self-deprivation on own populations. This paper investigates the reasons for economic outcomes under Islam. Contemporary illustrations are also provided of the self-deprivation predicted from pursuit of the supreme-value objectives of radical Islam. The self-deprivation is placed in a rent-seeking context. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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Volume (Year): 131 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 259-280

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:131:y:2007:i:3:p:259-280

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Keywords: Radical Islam; Institutions; Economic growth; Supreme values; Rent seeking; Rent protection; Oil wealth; Gender relations; Demographic contestability; Cultural relativism; Personal security; O1; Z12; N35;

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