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An economic approach to malevolence

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  • Jérôme Ballet

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  • François-Régis Mahieu

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    (Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique)

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Economic analysis is limited without logical justification to benevolence. This paper introduces an analysis of malevolence. It assumes that malevolence may be structural or conjunctural. We distinguish between psychology and behavior of individuals. Conjuctural malevolence may occur when behavior is no more consistent with psychology.

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Paper provided by Fonds pour la Recherche en Ethique Economique in its series Working Papers with number 22009.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:fet:wpaper:22009

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Keywords: Malevolence; benevolence;

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