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« Be quiet », mais modérément : le rôle de l'État dans la pensée économique de Jeremy Bentham

  • Nathalie Sigot

[eng] « Be quiet », but keep cool : the role of the state in jeremy bentham's economic thought.. . This paper aims at showing that the tradition which uses to connect Bentham's utilitarianism with economie liberalism neglects the peculiarity of an approach for which economics is by no way autonomous to legislation. In this respect, we must underline the importance of information problems. Although they justify the non-intervention of the State, as long as we only consider the economie ends - « subsistence » and « abondance » -, they also lead to interventionist conclusions, each time a lack of information brings an uncertainty, threatening the end of « safety » and, more generally, the specifie ends of the « legislation ». [fre] « Be Quiet », mais modérément : Le rôle de l'État dans la pensée économique de Jeremy Bentham. . Cet article a pour objet de montrer que la tradition associant l'utilitarisme de Bentham au libéralisme économique conduit à négliger la singularité d'une approche dans laquelle la sphère économique ne peut être pensée comme autonome par rapport à la législation. L'accent est placé sur les problèmes d'information qui, s'ils justifient la non-ingérence de la puissance publique au regard des objectifs propres à l'économie-la « subsistance » et l'« abondance »-, conduisent également à des conclusions interventionnistes, chaque fois qu'une insuffisance d'information introduit une incertitude, mettant en danger le « bien de sûreté » et, plus généralement, les objectifs spécifiques de la « législation ».

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Volume (Year): 44 (1993)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 23-50

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Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1993_num_44_1_409436
Note: DOI:10.2307/3502379
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  1. Christian Schmidt, 1988. "Programme de recherche benthamien et économie politique britannique. Deux rendez-vous manqués," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 39(4), pages 809-840.
  2. Enzo PESCIARELLI, 1988. "Smith, Bentham and the Development of Contrasting Ideas on Entrepreneurship," Working Papers 11, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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