Book talk: A moral approach to the dismal science

Economic commentator Edward Haddas has a book out, "Human goods, economic evils".

Hadas argues that human beings are not simply utility maximizers, but seek to "maximize" morality in their everyday economic lives. For Hadas, economic man is moral man, who always strives for the good according to his nature. While the weakness of human nature ensures that the good is never fully achieved, economic activity is nevertheless best understood as part of the great moral enterprise of humanity.

I’m looking forward to reading it. In the meantime you can hear Edward speak this time next week:

November 26 at 6 PM
St. Mary Moorfields Catholic Church
4-5 Eldon Street, London, EC2M 7LS

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Tim, also known as the Undercover Economist, writes about the economics of everyday life.