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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (4): 533–557.
Published: 01 November 1996
... the French by J. Lloyd. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Dewar , Colonel M. 1989 . The Art of Deception in Warfare . Devon, England: David and Charles. Donaldson , Peter S. 1988 . Machiavelli and Mystery of State . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Draper , T. 1993...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Maria Pia Paganelli The Theory of Moral Sentiments can be read as a book praising commerce. In The Theory of Moral Sentiments , Adam Smith claims that viewing oneself from a distance decreases the natural tendency toward self-deception and increases the propriety of one's behavior. In front...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Terry Peach This article questions Adam Smith’s commitment to the notion of a beneficent Deity, or “all-perfect Being,” whose purpose is to promote the “real happiness” of humankind. It is argued that Smith conceals his true position in The Theory of Moral Sentiments by emphasizing the deceptive...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (4): 545–571.
Published: 01 November 2014
... on a piecemeal basis minimized agricultural economists’ influence. Agricultural economists’ role in shaping interwar farm policy was deceptively small, the implications of which should merit a reconsideration of the field’s claims of enhanced utility, as well as the connection between agricultural economists...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (1): 155–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in this elaborate system is to uphold the promise of the invisible hand of the Theory of Moral Sentiments and guarantee life's necessities, as well as support the new social drive that, through the deception of nature, is manifested in the accumulation of wealth. I will argue that according to Smith...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 270–294.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., a psychologist briefly active in the 1950s, was recast by experimental economists as the basis of their experimental research, including the emphasis on performance-based payments of experimental subjects and avoiding deception. My reconstruction of this meeting and its aftermath sheds new light on the origin...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (2): 341–352.
Published: 01 June 1990
... In this interpretation, therefore, the invisible hand leads people to reconcile differences between individual and social interests through appropriate laws and appropriate government func- tions. Underlying “reconciliation by man himself however, is a trou- blesome question of deception, which asks whether...
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History of Political Economy 783–786.
Published: 23 June 2021
... . Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Rutherford Malcolm . 2018 . “ Deficient Markets: From Veblen to Akerlof and Shiller .” Journal of Economic Issues 52 ( December ): 891 – 903 . ADVANCE PUBLICATION Book...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (3): 519–543.
Published: 01 September 2009
... claim that the plea- sures of wealth were deceptive. I will then outline the invisible hand argument as it appears in the Theory of Moral Sentiments, and identify the implicit assumptions that underlie it. Further sections deal with Smith’s claim that wealth does not ensure happiness...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 505–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
...) phenomenon to the wider argument in The Theory of Moral Sentiments in an attempt to identify the sense in which it is a “collateral” inquiry. Previous discussion of Smith’s views on fashion has focused on the economic function of the “deception” of our admiration for the wealthy or upon...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 262–281.
Published: 01 December 2003
... “to accommodate her future views and designs to the realmedi- ocrity of her circumstances” (2:947). In sum, Smith’s work was resonant with Enlightenment natural history at numerous levels.20 J. Ronnie Davis (1990) has argued persuasively that Smith was com- mitted to the role of deception in driving...
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History of Political Economy (1974) 6 (3): 305–323.
Published: 01 September 1974
... difficdt and deceptive, though it is very rewarding. In any event, it is a major task and opportunity accorded by the subject matter. There is a tendency, impelled by various sentiments, to treat the development of economic thought as progress from error to truth, rather than...
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History of Political Economy 786–790.
Published: 23 June 2021
..., by their very nature spawn deception and trickery, as a result of the same profit motives that give us our prosperity can be found in Akerlof and Shiller 2015. Discussing the 2008 recession George Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller state that had we economists appropriately seen free markets as a two-edged sword...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (2): 412–414.
Published: 01 June 2000
... are prone to corruption as evidenced by the deception associated with wealth getting, the dehumanization of work, and the rise of religious fanaticism. In reality, ordi- nary life cannot be left to get on without philosophical intervention. Moral educa- tion...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to include learning (desirable to ascertain whether anomalies disappear, and whether there are different rates of disappearance for different anomalies), an issue that worried experimenters of both disciplines; and whether deception should be excluded from experiments (the practice of deception being...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (3): 563–564.
Published: 01 September 1989
... to this deceptively simple idea. The book is divided into seven chapters; the first an introduction and the last a brief overall assessment with chapters in between on Development as Growth 1945-1965, Social Objectives 1965-1975, and the Left and Right Radical Coun- terpoints which began with Marx and end...
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History of Political Economy (1972) 4 (1): 176–206.
Published: 01 March 1972
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 160–182.
Published: 01 December 2012
...? Deliberate deception is a serious issue, especially when participants have incentives to provide misleading information (e.g., during surveys of workplace safety or employment practices). Many statisticians in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries wrestled mightily with the prob- lem...
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History of Political Economy (1996) 28 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 1996
... upon it. (TMS, 4.1.9) Smith then immediately labels this belief in the pleasures of wealth and greatness a deception, but one that has the beneficial consequence of stimulating human industry. An additional unintended consequence is that the rich “advance the interest of society, and afford...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (2): 348–350.
Published: 01 June 2003
... with the Johnson administration’s attempts to cope with the problems of financing a war in Vietnam and another on poverty,without disturbing the electorate,by deceptions that blind- sided even the CEA,and it continues into the 1970s with supply-side shocks and the activities of OPEC. In this story,the activist...