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Utility-Enhancing Consumption Constraints

  • David Levy (a1)

The Greek poets and philosophers, united in a belief that men and women perceive the world around them very poorly, for this reason describe much of human behavior as fumbling for happiness in the dark. By contrast, perception failure is anathema to the modern tradition, as even the most innocent sort plays havoc with modern preference axioms.

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Abraham Charnes , and William W. Cooper 1977. “Goal Programming and Multiple Objective Optimizations.” European Journal of Operational Research 1:3954.

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David Levy . 1984. “Towards a Neo-Aristotelian Theory of Politics: A Positive Account of ‘Fairness.’Public Choice 42:3954.

David Levy . 1985. “David Hume's Invisible Hand in the Wealth of Nations: The Public Choice of Moral Information.” Hume Studies. 10th Anniversary Supplement, pp. 110–49.

R. Tyrrell Rockafellar . 1970. Convex Analysis. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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Economics & Philosophy
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