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Psychomachia: The Fight for Mansoul: Making Moral Sense of Neo-Republican Economics Robert E. Kohn

Psychomachia: The Fight for Mansoul: Making Moral Sense of Neo-Republican Economics

Robert E. Kohn

Published November 27th 2013
ISBN : 9781493772735
Paperback
96 pages
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This book, a polemical response to the dystopian direction that politics and economics have taken in the United States, is a combination of literary criticism and economic theory. It draws on the Latin poem Psychomachia by Prudentius, a citizen ofMoreThis book, a polemical response to the dystopian direction that politics and economics have taken in the United States, is a combination of literary criticism and economic theory. It draws on the Latin poem Psychomachia by Prudentius, a citizen of the Roman Empire who lived through the last half of the fourth century into the beginning of the fifth, and on the 1959 groundbreaking graduate text on Public Finance by Richard Musgrave, which comes closest to infusing the present polemicist with the economic equivalent of what Prudentius called Worship-of-the-Old-Gods. Kohns Old-Gods are Allocative-Efficiency, Distributional-Equity, Inheritance-Taxation, Progressive-Tax-Rates, Paying-Down-the-Debt-When-the-Economy-Heats, Employment-Stabilization, and Optimal-Debt.