Wer war Hermann Heinrich Gossen (1810-1858), Namensgeber eines der Preise des Vereins für Socialpolitik?
Some 150 years ago Hermann Heinrich Gossen passed away. Who was this author after whom one of the prizes of the Verein of Socialpolitik is named? The paper provides a critical summary account of Gossen’s work. Gossen was convinced that he had discovered the only faithful interpretation of the Creator’s intention, whereas existing religions and churches misunderstand it. Selfish behaviour is said to bring about a “complete paradise” on earth. Gossen’s main concern was the allocation of scarce time to alternative activities. The time dimension still waits to be integrated into the main body of economics.
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Volume (Year): 129 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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