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With John Kenneth Galbraith: a "political and moral philosophy" conception to study economic activities

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    John Kenneth Galbraith might be considered the unknown founding father of our collective attempt to build a "PEKEA" (Political and Ethical Knowledge in Economic Activities). As a matter of fact, he has developed a "political and moral philosophy" conception to study economic activities. Compared to existing knowledge, his thought requires not less than a new paradigm. This paper draws, from Galbraith's work, an explicit presentation of the main pillars of this paradigm versus the mainstream. Galbraith is considered as a comprehensive source to reassess value and power, to bring into the picture an ethical and political approach to economic activities.

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    Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

    Volume (Year): 28 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 47-64

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    Handle: RePEc:mes:postke:v:28:y:2005:i:1:p:47-64
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