Reclaiming Individualism: Perspectives on Public Policy


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Reclaiming individualism: Perspectives on public policy - Spicker, Paul
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This book is about individualist ideas, and how they shape contemporary approaches to public policy. If we were to believe the existing literature, we might think that only markets can satisfy people's needs, and that any collective concept of welfare compromises individual welfare. The price mechanism is taken to be the best way to allocate resources, and it is assumed that individualised responses to need must be better than general ones.Reclaiming individualism reviews the scope of individualist approaches, and considers ...

Reclaiming individualism: Perspectives on public policy 2013, Policy Press, Bristol

ISBN-13: 9781447309086