economic rationalism


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economic rationalism

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Austral and NZ an economic policy based on the efficiency of market forces, characterized by minimal government intervention, tax cuts, privatization, and deregulation of labour markets
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The hegemony of mathematics education as a traditional pedagogy informed by transmission models of teaching, the current push in education based on economic rationalism where discourses are based on accountability, and the need to ensure that the employing bodies and other interested parties, and the extended notion of pathways as a possibility for reform in mathematics education are discussed.
Wildlife in Australia does need a new deal, but achieving the national and global recognition of such intrinsic rights is becoming increasingly difficult in a world driven by economic rationalism.
Now in terms of economic rationalism, as society develops economically, then exponentially one might expect a reduction in the number of dwellings it needs to supply.
Edwards has taken the intellectual message of Paul Omerod's The Death of Economics, Michael Pusey's Economic Rationalism in Canberra, and Stuart Rees, Gordon Rodley and Frank Stilwell's Beyond the Market and has made it accessible in the fine tradition of John Kenneth Galbraith.
During the 1970s, business interests promoted a combination of neoclassical economic theories and economic or market liberalism (referred to as economic rationalism in Australia).
These chapters maintain the approach taken earlier, for example by challenging the beliefs of economic rationalism, and exploring the difficulty of measuring unemployment.
Despite this our political culture is increasingly being shaped and defined by the skewed logic of economic rationalism.
Her thesis is a consolidation of the Michael Pusey line, conveyed in his Economic Rationalism in Canberra, that Australian economic policy has been hijacked by libertarian economists within the central economic agencies.
The impact of economic rationalism on Australian society can be historically traced from a number of levels.
Adam Jamrozik, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Adelaide and a long-standing social policy analyst, begins from a similar starting point to Considine--the transformation of the state by neo-liberalism or economic rationalism, which he sees as "the dominant influence on social policies in industrialised Western countries .
John Wright, The Ethics of Economic Rationalism (UNSW Press, 2003) John Wright tackles economic rationalism from a moral perspective, reviewing both economic and ethical defences of the cause, while considering the arguments of its many critics.
This section is essential for anyone who has ever doubted the various precepts of economic rationalism and has wanted for empirical evidence to support their position.
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