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Toward a political economy of the service society

Larry Hirschhorn

Toward a political economy of the service society

by Larry Hirschhorn

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Published by Institute of Urban & Regional Development, University of California in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Service industries -- United States.,
    • Industries -- Social aspects -- United States.,
    • Production (Economic theory),
    • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1971-1981.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: leaves 97-99.

      StatementLarry Hirschhorn.
      SeriesWorking paper - Institute of Urban & Regional Development, University of California ; no. 229, Working paper (University of California, Berkeley. Institute of Urban & Regional Development) ;, no. 229.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9981.5 .H57
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 99 leaves ;
      Number of Pages99
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5255612M
      LC Control Number75328817

      Political behavior in a democracy has both prospects and problems that differ from those of private, voluntary activity. Political action can force all citizens to comply with decisions made by their elected representatives. Because these political decisions are supposed to be for the benefit of all, the support of all is commanded. Political scientists sometimes organize the four major American political ideologies with respect to their preference for the size and influence of the political government. Libertarians favor almost no government at all, whereas socialists, at the other end of the spectrum, favor a high degree of government intervention.

        Free market economy that emerged as a result of concerns that state interventions would damage economic and social balances helped a part of society to have welfare but caused workers who constituted the majority of society to impoverish. Liberal economy understanding’s failure to ensure social welfare resulted in criticisms and the rise of.   T oday, most of our political arguments revolve around welfare and freedom – increasing economic output and respecting people's rights. But a just society .

      The ‘‘new political economy’’ is not, however, just a resurrection of an earlier approach to economics. Though characterized by a strong interest in the question of how politics affects economic outcomes, the new political economy is defined more by its way of approaching this question.   In his introduction to a Mackinac Center budget study, the late Joseph Overton penned a masterful essay on the differences between the coercive instrumentalities of what he called "political society" and the voluntary institutions of civil society (defined by the Center's Michael LaFaive as "That network of private groups, community associations, religious organizations, families, friends.


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