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Sozialstaatlicher Reformgeist und ethische Legitimität


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  • Thieme, Sebastian


Der vorliegende Beitrag geht der Frage nach, inwiefern die deutschen „Hartz-Reformen“ sowie die Ende 2010 vorgestellten neuen Regelsätze wirtschaftsethisch legitim sind. Orientierung bietet dabei das Modell der integrativen Wirtschaftsethik von Peter Ulrich. Darauf basierend wird außerdem gezeigt, dass die „Hartz-Reformen“ einen Bruch mit der Stilidee der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft bedeuten. Mit Beispielen aus der ökonomischen Ideengeschichte soll ebenfalls belegt werden, dass das wirtschaftswissenschaft­liche Engagement keineswegs die Beschäftigung mit der ethischen Legitimität ökonomischer Empfeh­lungen ausschließen muss. Mit kritischem Blick versucht der Artikel nachzu­zeichnen, welche Bedeutung die Ökonomik der ethischen Legitimität beimisst und wie sich das auf an­dere Bereiche der Gesellschaft überträgt. -- This article attempts to answer the question about the ethical legitimation of the German labour “reforms”, called “Hartz IV”, as well as the newly calculated amount of the social transfers (published by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the End of September 2010). This survey is based on the idea of the integrative economic ethics by Peter Ulrich. Additionally, the article is engaged in the question about the compatibility of “Hartz IV” with the economic system of the Soziale Marktwirtschaft. Furthermore, it should also be considered that economic thinking may include the thought of the ethical legitimation of economic recommendations. Finally, the relevance of ethical legitimation in economy as well as in other spheres of society is attempted to be clarified.

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Paper provided by ZBW - German National Library of Economics in its series EconStor Preprints with number 41476.

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Date of creation: 09 Nov 2010
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:esprep:41476

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Keywords: Hartz-Reformen; integrative Wirtschaftsethik; Peter Ulrich; Alfred Müller-Armack; Soziale Irenik; Legitimität; Zumutbarkeit; ALG II; Hartz IV; Soziale Marktwirtschaft; Verantwortung; integrative economic ethics;

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  1. Thieme, Sebastian, 2011. "Economic thinking and ethics: an ethical approach for economical issues," MPRA Paper 34313, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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