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Paul Heyne, “Are Economists Basically Immoral?” and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion [2008]

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Paul Heyne, “Are Economists Basically Immoral?” and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion, edited and with an Introduction by Geoffrey Brennan and A.M.C. Waterman (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2008). test http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2228

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Many of the essays in this volume are published here for the first time. The editors, Geoffrey Brennan and A. M. C. Waterman, have divided Heyne’s essays thematically to cover three general areas: the ethical foundations of free markets, the connection between those ethical foundations and Christian thought, and the teaching of economics—both method and substance. Heyne’s writings are unique in that he takes the critics of the free market order seriously and addresses their arguments directly, showing how they are defective in their understanding of economics and in their ethical and theological underpinnings.

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  1. Are Economists Basically Immoral? – Reprinted from Policy 9 (Autumn 1993): 33-36, by permission of The Centre for Independent Studies (www.cis.org.au).
  2. Economics and Ethics: The Problem of Dialogue – Reprinted from Belief and Ethics, ed. W. Schroeder and G. Winter (Chicago: Center for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1978), 183-98, by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  3. Income and Ethics in the Market System – Unpublished typescript of lecture at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, 20 October 1982. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  4. Can Homo Economicus Be Christian? – Unpublished typescript prepared for a Liberty Fund conference, “Christianity, Economics, and Liberty,” in Alexandria, Virginia, 16-19 January 1992. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  5. Economic Scientists and Skeptical Theologians – Unpublished typescript, reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  6. Christian Theological Perspectives on the Economy – Reprinted from This World 20 (Winter 1988): 26-39, by permission of the publisher and Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  7. Controlling Stories: On the Mutual Influence of Religious Narratives and Economic Explanations – Unpublished typescript of paper presented to the Southern Economic Association session on “The Influence of Religion on Economics (and Vice Versa),” 18 November 1990. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  8. Justice, Natural Law, and Reformation Theology – Unpublished typescript, provenance unknown, reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  9. The Concept of Economic Justice in Religious Discussion – Reprinted from Morality of the Market: Religious and Economic Perspectives, ed. W. Block, G. Brennan, and K. Elzinga (Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1985), by permission of The Fraser Institute. First draft presented at a Liberty Fund/Fraser Institute conference, directed by Walter Block, Paul Heyne, and
      1. Waterman on “The Morality of the Market” in Vancouver, British Columbia, 9-11 August 1982.
  10. The U.S. Catholic Bishops and the Pursuit of Justice – Reprinted from Cato Institute Policy Analysis 50 (5 March 1985): 1-21, by permission of the publisher.
  11. Jewish Economic Ethics in a Pluralist Society (not online for copyright reasons).
  12. Christian Social Thought and the Origination of the Economic Order – Unpublished typescript of a paper presented to a conference titled “Christianity and the Economic Order,” at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, 9-11 April 1984. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  13. Clerical Laissez-Faire: A Case Study in Theological Ethics – Reprinted from Religion, Economics, and Social Thought, ed. W. Block and I. Hexham (Vancouver: The Fraser Institute, 1985), 125-52, by permission of The Fraser Institute. First draft presented at a Liberty Fund/Fraser Institute conference on “Religion, Economics, and Social Thought,” directed by Walter Block, Paul Heyne, and A. M. C. Waterman in Vancouver, British Columbia, 2-4 August 1982.
  14. “The Nature of Man”: What Are We After? – Unpublished typescript of an introductory lecture for a Southern Methodist University course, The Nature of Man, September 1968. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  15. Researchers and Degree Purchasers – Unpublished typescript of remarks for presentation at the University of Manitoba at Winnipeg under the sponsorship of the Faculty of Arts Teaching Committee, 7 February 1997. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  16. Economics Is a Way of Thinking – Reprinted from Economic Alert 6 (July 1995), by permission of Enterprise New Zealand Trust.
  17. Teaching Introductory Economics – From Agenda 2, no. 2 (1995): 149-58 http://agenda.anu.edu.au, reprinted with the kind permission of the journal’s editors and its publisher, The Australian National University College of Business and Economics.
  18. Teaching Economics by Telling Stories – Unpublished typescript, provenance unknown. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  19. Between Sterility and Dogmatism – Reprinted from Journal of Private Enterprise (Fall 1986): 14-19, by permission of the publisher.
  20. Ethics on The Road to Serfdom and Beyond – Unpublished typescript, provenance unknown, reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  21. Measures of Wealth and Assumptions of Right: An Inquiry – Unpublished typescript of discussion paper prepared for a Liberty Fund conference, “Science, Markets, and Liberty,” San Antonio, Texas, 5-8 March 1981. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  22. The Foundations of Law and Economics: Can the Blind Lead the Blind?
  23. First published in Research in Law and Economics 11 (1988): 53-71. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  24. What Is the Responsibility of Business Under Democratic Capitalism?
  25. Unpublished typescript of lecture in a series titled The Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Democratic Capitalism, conducted by the Colorado Council on Economic Education and the Graduate School of Business Administration, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 8 December 1982. Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  26. The Morality of labor Unions – (not online for copyright reasons).
  27. An Economic Perspective on Illegal Drugs – Originally published in Forum, Institute for Economic Research 1, no. 3 (February 1990). Reprinted by permission of Mrs. Juliana Heyne.
  28. Economics, Ethics, and Ecology – Originally published as chapter 2 in Taking the Environment Seriously, ed. R. E. Meiners and B. Yandle (Lanham, Md.: copyrightman and Littlefield, 1993), 25-49; reprinted by permission of copyrightman and Littlefield.

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