The persistence of poverty: why the economics of the well-off can't help the poor

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Yale University Press,
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c2007.
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English
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In this important book, one of our boldest and most original thinkers charges that conventional explanations of poverty are mistaken, and that the anti-poverty policies built upon them are doomed to fail. Using science, history, fables, philosophical analysis, and common observation, Charles Karelis engages us and takes us to a deeper grasp of the link between consumption and satisfaction?and from there to a new and persuasive explanation of what keeps poor people poor. Above all, he shows how this fresh perspective can reinspire the long-stalled campaign against poverty.
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9780300120905
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subject_facet Marginal utility, Poverty -- Psychological aspects
table_of_contents What poverty is -- Behavioral factors in poverty -- Some theories -- A closer look at the inefficiency argument -- Appendix. Using indifference curves to identify utility-maximizing allocations -- A new way to rationalize the conduct that prolongs and worsens poverty -- Appendix. Further exploration through graphical analysis -- Responses to challenges and questions -- Appendix. The case of Alfred Marshall -- Policy: what should we do differently if we believe that marginal utility is increasing amid scarcity? -- Economic justice reconsidered.
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